Mandela Day at MIET Africa was once more an exciting day, a day of coming out of our offices and showing our solidarity with the objectives of “making our world a better place”.
Mandela Day, and what it stands for, resonates so much with what MIET Africa stands for. In line with MIET Africa’s motto – “Improving the lives of children” – the staff spent the 67 minutes visiting the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital’s children’s ward. Joining UKZN students who were already there, as well as the nurses and other staff, the staff all had a good time singing and reciting rhymes for the children, giving them gifts and playing with them. Rochelle van Graan accompanied one or two of the songs sweetly on the guitar. A charismatic Zamani Khuzwayo spoke some encouraging words – good medicine and food for the soul for all who were there.
On the return to the office, the staff celebrated Madiba’s birthday with a big “Mandela cake”. The singing and dancing continued as everyone fondly remembered, imitated and honoured the international icon.