Mandela Day sees massive food drive

September 2013 News & Events

One thousand of Johannesburg’s poorest families have received desperately needed food parcels as a result of a collaborative effort by Afrika Tikkun and the Hudaco Group in honour of Mandela Day 2013.

The organisations joined forces again this year to honour the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, former South African president and internationally recognised human rights icon, says Jonny Masinga, Hudaco group human resources and transformation executive.

“Mandela Day, commemorated throughout the world since 2008, acknowledges the 67 years that Madiba gave to the fight for justice and human rights in South Africa. Intended to honour him and ensure that his legacy lives on, Mandela Day calls for people to give 67 minutes of their time to a charity or to serving their communities and thereby make the world a better place.”

According to Nancy Chimhandamba, communications manager of Afrika Tikkun, South Africa has enough food to feed the entire population. However, the reality according to a study by the University of Cape Town is very different. “In Johannesburg alone, 43% of the poor, at least one-fifth of whom are children, face death by starvation and malnutrition,” she says. “Faced with terminal hunger and Jo’burg’s icy winters, life becomes a bleak picture for the vulnerable among us.”

Determined to make a tangible difference to their lives this winter, Hudaco and Afrika Tikkun, of which Nelson Mandela is patron-in-chief, threw their efforts into a project called “The Big Bin Food Collection”. Hudaco members gave so generously that they ended up filling their delivery truck with non-perishable groceries, reports Masinga.

“Moments like these make me feel both proud and humble to be a part of the Hudaco family,” he says. “It was heart-warming to see employees from all 21 businesses pull together as one, a unity which illustrates the direction in which this great country is heading and makes me proud to be a South African.”

Having distributed the food parcels to the needy, Afrika Tikkun will now focus on helping those in need to become self-sustaining by teaching them how to plant and manage their own food gardens.

For more information contact Elvey Security Technologies, +27 (0)11 401 6700, priyesh.jagjivan@elvey.co.za, www.elvey.co.za



Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Pentagon appointed as Milestone distributor
Elvey Security Technologies News & Events Surveillance
Milestone Systems appointed Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) as a distributor. XProtect’s open architecture means no lock-in and the ability to customise the connected video solution that will accomplish the job.

Read more...
From the editor's desk: Securing your secure access
Technews Publishing News & Events
      Welcome to SMART Security Solutions’ first print publication of the year, the SMART Access & Identity Handbook 2024. In this issue, we cover various issues relevant to this industry, from digital to ...

Read more...
International access manufacturer sets up shop in SA
Technews Publishing Access Control & Identity Management News & Events Products & Solutions
The South African security market can always use some good news, and this year, STid has obliged by formally entering the South African market, setting up its main office in the Boomgate Experience Centre in Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

Read more...
Re-introduction of the booking system
PSiRA (Private Security Ind. Regulatory Authority) News & Events
[Sponsored] PSiRA is reintroducing the booking system for branch visits. Effective Monday, 4 December 2023, clients will be required to book a slot to visit any PSiRA branch.

Read more...
From the editor's desk: A sad but exciting goodbye
Technews Publishing News & Events
Welcome to the final monthly issue of SMART Security Solutions. This is the last issue of the year and the last monthly issue we will print. The SMART Security Solutions team wishes all our readers and advertisers a relaxing festive season and a peaceful and prosperous 2024.

Read more...
Regal celebrates successful golf day
Regal Distributors SA News & Events
Regal Distributors held its first official Regal Golf Day on 18 October at the Glendower Golf Course in Johannesburg. SMART Security Solutions was there on a hot summer’s day to meet many players and sponsors around the course.

Read more...
Gallagher Security releases Command Centre v9
Gallagher News & Events Access Control & Identity Management Integrated Solutions
Richer features, greater integrations, with the release of Gallagher Security’s Command Centre v9 security site management software designed to integrate seamlessly with various systems and hardware.

Read more...
Regal launches direct-to-branch WhatsApp communication
Regal Distributors SA News & Events
With a quick scan of a QR code and a few taps on your phone, installers, integrators, technicians or even end-users can chat directly with the team at their preferred Regal branch via WhatsApp

Read more...
FM Expo highlights industry trends and challenges
Securex South Africa News & Events Facilities & Building Management
Keeping tabs on what is happening within the building/facilities management arena can be frustrating, however, a quick way to find out what current trends, challenges, and solutions are available can be found at the Facilities Management Expo.

Read more...
South Africa shows a 1200% increase in deepfake fraud
News & Events Risk Management & Resilience
Sumsub released its third annual Identity Fraud Report of the year, analysing identity fraud across industries and regions based on millions of verification checks across 28 industries and over 2 million fraud cases.

Read more...