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Friday, March 1, 2019


Deadline: March 22, 2019

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day will be celebrating their sixth year of knitting the country together in warm displays around South Africa.

Beautiful blankets will be laid out at designated points across the country from 09h00 to 13h00 on March 31, 2019.

This record-breaking 67 Blankets movement will once again be delivering blankets to those in need, keeping them warm throughout the long cold winter months.

In Johannesburg, beautiful blankets will be displayed at Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, at both the Nelson Mandela Statue and the newly unveiled 1m-tall replica of the Nelson Mandela Statue - located close to the original. The replica was modelled by the original artist and sculptor Kobus Hattingh and has been designed specifically to allow the visually impaired to experience Madiba’s statue in their own way - by touching the little statue whilst reading the braille explanation plaque. The Society for the Blind will be joining in this Magical Moments 4 Mandela celebration.

Other 67 Blankets gatherings around South Africa on the March 31, will be in Cape Town, the Western Cape (Pringle Bay), Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Durban. KnitWits and anyone donating blankets to this incredible initiative are requested to hand in their blankets by the March 22, 2019 (to the various drop off points – see website for details) or they can be brought along to the 31st March event.

Whilst crocheting and knitting in Mandela Square all will be entertained by a line-up of talented locals. At 10h00 precisely, at Mandela Square and in each of the Magical Moments 4 Mandela get-togethers around the country, everyone, everywhere, will sing the National Anthem. This will be live streamed from each Magical Memories 4 Mandela node, on social media at the same time – how amazing is this!

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day invites all South Africans to celebrate Nelson Mandela on the March 31. Bring knitting, crocheting, family and friends for a special day to remember.

Magical Moments 4 Mandela locations throughout South Africa

Durban: New Pier - Bay of Plenty

Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela Statue, Nelson Mandela Square and at the 1M Mandela Statue, Nelson Mandela Square

Cape Town: Gary Kirsten Oval, Western Province Cricket Club - Rondebosch

Port Elizabeth: Hobie beach - grass patch, Humewood

Western Cape: Pringle Bay - Town Centre

Pretoria: Nelson Mandela Statue - Union buildings

Bloemfontein: Nelson Mandela Statue - Naval Hill

There will be a 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Ambassador at each site. For more information visit or on Facebook: 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day South Africa. Twitter: @67blankets. Instagram: @67blankets