Aiding Sustainability On Nelson Mandela Day 2015 is proud to participate in this year’s Nelson Mandela Day. After spending Madiba Day 2014 cleaning up Zandvlei, this year turns their attention to animals directly. This year they will be donating 67 Everlight Solar Lights to Outraged South Africans Against Rhino Poaching (OSCAP).

Sue, from OSCAP, comments upon receiving the news from manager, Angela Lee-Wright, this morning,

“How amazing to open this message this morning! We have been struggling badly to support KZN Crime Investigation Unit - we are also support Thula Thula Rhino Orphange and Anti Poaching Units Black Mambas and Protrack in Greater Kruger. This donation will help each of the above individuals…Bless you for caring and supporting Rhino OSCAP/DAN.”

It is imperative for South Africans and rhino lovers across the globe to join together and take a stand against rhino poaching. OSCAP focuses their attention on ensuring the rhino hunting permit system is sound and are promoting a White Rhino census within South Africa. They work closely with other rhino organisations to increase local and international education and awareness about rhinos.

mandela with his dog“And I dream of the vast deserts, the forests, and all of the wilderness of our continent, wild places that we should protect as a precious heritage for our children and for our children’s children. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment.”

– Nelson Mandela

To further’s efforts to promote Madiba’s legacy of serving your fellow man, the team will be volunteering at TEARS. TEARS is based in Fish Hoek and is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes lost, abandoned and abused animals. TEARS is currently appealing for members of the community to donate R350 or R250 for dogs and cats, respectively, to be spayed. If you are able to help please DONATE HERE or you can donate to: Bank: Standard Bank Account Name: TEARS Branch: Fish Hoek Branch Code: 03 6009 Type of Account: Current Account Number: 07 206 2886 SWIFT Code: SBZAZAJJ Reference: “PAY FOR A SPAY” Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual event that is held every year on the 18th of July, Nelson Mandela’s Birthday. Members of the public are encouraged to donate 67 minutes of their time, money or items, to make a difference in their community and country.

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

― Nelson Mandela

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