Making your 67 minutes count

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 16 Jul 2011 at 09:04
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Monday 18 July is Mandela Day, a day on which people from across South Africa and the world are encouraged to give up 67 minutes of their time to help others, just as Nelson Mandela gave up 67 years of his life to the struggle against injustice in the land he loves.

Many people will take the opportunity to do their part either today or tomorrow, getting involved in various initiatives, or even just doing something on their own to help those who are worse off. Here at Sharksworld, we’re very supportive of this initiative and would like to encourage all our readers to do something special to mark the occasion. You can head over to the official Mandela Day website to get some ideas about how you can take part.

So tell us all about it, guys? What will you be doing this year? How will your 67 minutes be spent? Leave a comment to let us know what you’re planning and if you manage to get any snaps of yourselves, your friends, family or others that you meet doing good for others, do send them in an we’ll put them up.


  • Kette spent the evening last night making sandwiches and will be distributing them along with fruit in PTN at McD and CTM sometime today before going off to the Sharks game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.07.11 09:58:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : well steal my thunder hehe yes, the food was a big hit, all those (and there are always plenty) that hadn’t been hired as casual labor on the Saturday morning were hanging around and were very thankful for the small meal. We’ll be doing it again this Friday/Saturday – no one turns down some food when they haven’t got a guarantee of any in a day. Was an excellent experience for the kids to be involved in ….the shopping and making of the food parcels and then the distributing.

    (took photos of the prep but didn’t want to turn the giving into a spectacle so skipped the photos at that point)

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.07.11 21:28:24 by KSA Sharkette Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 2) : Great stuff you guys… Love it 😛

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.07.11 22:46:54 by Franshark Reply
  • Happy Birthday Madiba.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.07.11 07:26:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 4) : I joined in with thousands of school children in singing happy birthday to Madiba at 08.05 this morning. I was driving so the good folks of the Boland were spared most of my effort.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.07.11 08:38:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : I’m sure the angels heard you and were glad 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.07.11 08:57:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : @KSA Sharkette (Comment 2) : Nice work guys

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.07.11 09:38:29 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Happy Birthday Madiba! Hope you have a wondeful day 😎

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.07.11 09:44:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • It are my wife’s birthday today as well as our good friend Pokkel!!

    Happy Birthday Pokkel. Hope you have a good one!! 😉 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.07.11 10:29:53 by wpw Reply
  • Happy birthday to Madibs, Pokkel and Mrs Wes 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.07.11 10:33:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 2) : Fantastic Mrs KSA!! 😀

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.07.11 15:12:17 by Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    Thanks meneer!

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.07.11 15:13:29 by Pokkel Reply
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