As the man himself once said: “there can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.”

The Simbithi community came together to honour the life and legacy of human rights icon and South Africa’s first democratic president, Nelson R. Mandela on International Mandela Day on Tuesday, 18 July 2023.

In keeping with our strategic initiative of integration, we chose to celebrate with a three-pronged community initiative. Residents joined our staff at the HOA admin building to pack more than 200 Jars of Hope. With the resident Village Weavers chirruping happily overhead, the enthusiastic team poured soup mix, soup powder and pasta into jars. Once hot water is added, the jars provide a soup that feeds up to four people. We will be distributing these jars to worthy organisation, soon. Thank you to everyone who turned out to help!

The Fig Tree Restaurant hopped on board with dozens of pillowy-soft cupcakes, topped with rosy icing, sold in a Cupcakes for Hope party. Proceeds will be donated to CANSA.

Finally, the South African National Blood Service was stationed at the Dragonfly Conference Centre for a Mandela Day blood drive. Thank you, everyone, who flexed their arms to give the gift of life.

Once again, testament to the strength of the Simbithi community. 

We are #SimbithiStrong!