Making Sandwiches for Mandela Day, 2020!

Happy birthday to the father of our nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela! 🇿🇦

Mia Melange Mandela Day

Mandela Day is one of our favourite days in our studio! We are a very proudly South African 🇿🇦 team and we love to give back in honour of Madiba who is such an inspiration to us! 

Mia Melange Mandela Day

For Mandela Day this year, we made peanut butter sandwiches and donated them, along with fruit and warm blankets, to our local night shelter in Stellenbosch. We're in the middle of our cold Cape winter and the night shelter is in need of warm blankets. We were delighted that we could donate much appreciated warm blankets to them! With the new curfew law that came into effect on Monday 13 July, the night shelter is in even higher demand. If you have any extra blankets lying around, please do consider donating them to the Stellenbosch Night Shelter. Or if you haven't found something to do for 67 minutes for Mandela Day, consider going out to buy a locally made blanket to donate to your nearest night shelter. 


Bella from Nifty250

Our neighbours, Nifty250, joined us in making sandwiches and donating fruit and blankets. 

Night Shelter

Sandwiches, fruit and warm blankets donated to the Stellenbosch Night Shelter

The past few months have been a very difficult time for most people across the world. Let's use this Mandela Day as an opportunity to look back at all the hardships Nelson Mandela had to endure to achieve his goals and his successes. Mandela continued to dream and believe. And he never gave up. This should be an inspiration to us all to get through this pandemic. 

Nelson Mandela Day

While Nelson Mandela was incarcerated in prison on Robben Island, he used to recite the poem, Invictus (written by 18th century English poet, William Ernest Henley), to inspire him and other prison mates to get through the difficult time. Mandela was empowered by the poem's message of self-mastery. "Invictus" means "Unconquered" in Latin.