Happy Birthday, Madiba

Nelson Mandela turns 95

A very happy, peaceful and wonderful birthday to one of the most loved people in the world, Nelson Mandela. May your 95th birthday be special and wonderful. Thousands around the world will celebrate you and your legacy today by spending 67 minutes giving service to humanity! Happy birthday Tata! We love you!

Celebrate Mandela Day and Sean Paul this Sunday

The 18th of July is a day we celebrate in South Africa. The reason? It’s former president, Nelson Mandela’s birthday. He will be 92 years old. Now while he spent 67 years fighting for human rights, equality among everyone and making a difference in the world; Madiba and his team have called for us to spare just 67 minutes for those less fortunate than ourselves. You can read newspapers to the elderly or you can go and help nurses and social workers feed a few of our younger members of society. I haven’t decided on what I will be doing on Sunday, but I will share my experience with you when I’m done.

So that is what Sunday will hold for many, but it also sees the launch of the new Big Brother season on DStv. To help kick off the launch of the show, dancehall star, Sean Paul will perform three of his songs. I saw Sean Paul performing in 2007 at the X-Games in Aspen and he was but awesome. So Africa, you’re in for a treat. What a great way to kick off the new, All-Stars season of the hit show. I’m wondering who will be there, vying for the $200 000 prize money? Perhaps Lerato from South Africa? How about the very controversial Tatiana? Let’s see this weekend, when the show gets going. You can follow Big Brother on Twitter @BigBroAfrica and online at http://www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother

Mandela Day in Jozi

This weekend, the 18th to be more specific, Mary Fitzgerald Square will come alive for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations. The day will honour and celebrate Nelson Mandela in true style and citizens all over the globe have been encouraged to take 67 minutes out of our busy schedules, to do any form of community work. The significance of 67? It represents 67 years of uninterrupted and selfless service in the course of his extraordinary life, to the people of South Africa and the world.

Here are some of the artists you can expect to see on stage: Taliphani (Venda Dance),T.K Dancers ( Tsonga Dance), Sechaba, Winnie Khumalo ,RJ Benjamin ,Chommie, Arthur, Nhlanhla Nciza, Zamajobe, Kwela Tebza, Jonas Gwagwa, Kunle Ayo (Nigeria), DJ Sbu, Stoan Seate, Florence Masebe, Meshack Mavuso. Proceedings will start at 9am CAT- and if you’re in any part of the world, where celebrations will be happening, holler at us… share your experience of Mandela Day with us. I know the city of New York will be hosting an awesome event, but if you know of anything else, holler!