South Africa urged to tackle poverty on Mandela Day
By GIFT NDOLWANE in Johannesburg, South Africa
The day will be commemorated on Saturday.
“Given the prevailing situation of widespread poverty and unemployment in our country we are also reminded that Mandela stood for “the right to live”. This right encompasses basic human rights that are lauded throughout the world,” Agri SA President, Johannes Möller, said ahead of Madela Day.
He urged everyone to make a tangible contribution to alleviate the plight of the less privileged and to demonstrate compassion towards fellow South Africans.
According to Möller, Agri SA has also along with similar organisations endorsed a jobs pledge mainly aimed at employment creation in the agricultural sector and also to enhance the quality of existing jobs.
Nelson Mandela Day has celebrated annually since 2010 in recognition of the selfless leadership of the former South African head of state.
United Nations officially declared the day in November 2009.
Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
Mandela died in 2013 after a prolonged illness.
– CAJ News
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