67 minutes for Mandela

Michaela Adonis, 21, from New Woodlands donated sanitary pads, school shoes and clothing to the House of Grace, a foster home for abused children in Lentegeur on Mandela Day, Thursday July 18. At the back, from left, are foster mom, Shirley Visagie, Michaela Adonis, 21, from New Woodlands, Dezahn Adolf, 2, Anita Petersen, 12, Abigail Lufile, 11, and in front are Jethro Lottering, 10, Devante Petersen, 5, Shaheeda Petersen, 10, and Tazmia Johannes, 4, all from Lentegeur.

Dion Fabe and his wife Janine, coordinators of Hannah’s Place of Safety, in Westridge, opened their home for businesses and volunteers to come spend their 67 minutes for Mandela with the abandoned, neglected and abused babies, aged between birth and six, who pass through their doors. Hannah was one such baby but has since been adopted by the Fabes and is 12 years old.

Several organisations and individuals gave back on the day. Some donated toys, sanitary towels, food and clothes to the less fortunate.