“Nelson Mandela saw himself first and foremost as a servant of South Africa’s people, to whom he felt he owed a duty, and who he led by example. Positive change was the gift left to all of us by Nelson Mandela, but it can only become a living legacy if we take up his challenge.”
Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. This year as we celebrate 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth, PsySSA encourages its members and broader society to become part of a continuous global movement for good.
“The baton of leadership has been handed over to us. It is in our hands now to make a positive difference. Let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by becoming servant leaders ourselves. Take action. Inspire change. Make everyday a #MANDELADAY.”
The 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Obama
On behalf of PsySSA, Ms Fatima Seedat attended the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture which was delivered by former US President Barack Obama in Johannesburg yesterday.
The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is one of the Foundation’s flagship programmes to honour its founder, Nelson Mandela. Every year since 2003, global leaders have used the lecture to raise topical issues affecting South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. To honour the centennial of Madiba’s birth, the lecture’s theme was“Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World”. The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture focused on creating conditions for bridging divides, working across ideological lines, and resisting oppression and inequality.
Rundela27: Long run to freedom
PsySSA’s executive director, Ms. Fatima Seedat ran the Rundela27 on Sunday, 15 July 2018. The aim of the race was to celebrate the life and legacy of Madiba. The 27 kilometers symbolized the number of years he was in incarceration, and the route passed through key landmarks in the city which are dedicated to his memory.
In the spirit of Madiba and his vision to spread social justice and freedom for all, the Student Division will be hosting an awareness talk at the Zola Primary School in Soweto today. The talk will focus on physical, mental and sexual health. The division has raised over R6000 for snack packs, with the excess being added towards a pledge that will be handed over to the school at the end of the year.