Whats Happening in Hout Bay on Mandela Day

As the days draw closer to the 18th July people start to think of things to spend their 67 minutes on, that could somehow contribute towards making a change in another persons life.This year we thought that we would help those with the time to spare and the heart to share.We have combined a few of the activities happening in Hout Bay on Mandela Day to help with making the decision about which cause to support.

In collaboration with artist @janewaterous, Lalela Learners prepare artworks inspired by the theme of #Ubuntu in celebration of #MandelaDay. The artworks, which will be displayed at @oocapetown and the @vandawaterfront, together embody the #SpiritOfUbuntu : “I am because we are.” To live in the #SpiritOfUbuntu is to value and care for community. Support the Lalela community this #MandelaDay by joining our World Class Campaign at Lalela.org #ArtIsPower #LifeChangingArt#ClassCampaign


The Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG) is hosting a Mandela day celebration on both Saturday 15 July 2017 and Tuesday 18 July 2017 in Hout Bay. This year there will be 10 volunteer stations, a kiddies corner, a R10 book sale and an area where you can interact with the farm animals. Come along from 10am until 2pm. If you are wanting to donate more than just your time visit there Facebook page for their 67 wishlist. Since this is a month of charity why not adopt a pet? DARG has plenty of cute critters looking for loving homes this winter. For more information email dbuys@intekom.co.za for bookings (corporate or group)

Service to the community is a component of the IB that we actively encourage at Hout Bay International School.  Every year on 18 July, Mandela Day, South Africans are encouraged to offer 67 minutes of service in honour of the 67 years of service that Nelson Mandela gave to our country.

This year the Primary School children will be involved in various service activities:

The Early Years children will be making pots of healthy vegetable soup which they will share will the many staff that help us every day on campus.

The PYP 1 children are going to make several batches of delicious crunchies which they will give to the firemen at the Hout Bay Fire Station.

The PYP 2 children have decided that they would like to spend their time helping to clean-up Hout Bay Beach.

The PYP 3 children are going to spend their time making pom-poms which will then be used to decorate the blankets that the rest of the Senior Primary children will be making.

The PYP 4 – 6 children (and parents and grandparents!) are going to use 67 minutes of the day on Tuesday learning to knit, they will be knitting squares which will be joined together to make blankets that will then be donated to people in need.  We will be encouraging the children to continue knitting until the end of August so that we can make as many blankets as possible.

In the High School:

The MYC 1’s will be visiting Kronendal Old Age home.  MYC 2 students will conduct a litter clean up outside the school. MYC 3 will be going to James House.  The IGCSE Students will be painting 67 houses – TBC. IBDP’s will be going to Starfish Educare Centre.

We are looking forward to a wonderful day!

Thula Thula Hout Bay in partnership with Lalela Project are looking at solutions to prevent mass devastation in the informal housing community in Hout Bay, implementing measures to ensure a safer environment for all who live there.

One of the simplest and most effective solutions is to paint houses with fire retardant paint. This paint greatly reduces the spread of the fire, allowing Fire and Rescue teams more time to get into difficult to reach areas.

We will be painting the newly built homes in an area of Imizamo Yetho called Madiba Square

We have consulted with the paint suppliers and calculated that for a cost of R3500, with a team of 5 – 6 people you will be able to paint 1 house in half a day on the 18th July 2017.

We would love to share the day with corporates, local business, schools and even teams of families and friends who would like to give 67minutes. There are 2 timeslots allocated on the day 10:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 15:30 allowing for teams to select a suitable time. Should you and your team wish to be part of this great initiative please email info@thula-thula.org indicating how many homes you would like to paint, this info needs to reach our offices by not later than Friday 30th June in order for us to order the supplies.

Corporate teams are, of course, be welcome to wear your branded Tshirts and use the opportunity to share their endeavours on social media.

We are truly hoping to share a memorable day of making a difference with you.

In support of Nelson Mandela Day and to show that we are #OneHoutBay a group of “privileged” Hout Bay residents will be living and sleeping in the Silver City TRA for 67 Hours. This will take place this weekend from 12h00 Friday 14 July to 07h00 Monday morning a total of 67 Hours. The #OneHoutbay67HOURS is to create social cohesion, build trust, show unity in diversity, act against poverty and help build #OneHoutBay.

We will also be making live Facebook posts from Silver City and requesting residents to donate

towards pallets for flooring for Silver City.

HB residents are also invited to join a communal fire on Saturday and Sunday evening in Silver City, Watch this space for times.

If you would like to join the #OneHoutbay67HOURS please contact Welcome Witbooi on Welcome’s number is 0847906368. Spaces are limited.




On the 18 July 2017 we invite the community and businesses to come and spend their 67 minutes with us in the spirit of Ubuntu.A variety of goods from our Charity Shop and delicious home bakes (coffee/tea, muffins/cakes, assorted meals) will be on sale.

You will also have the opportunity to meet our cialis generique clients, engage with them and experience first-hand what Hout Bay APD is all about.

Please see our event page for all updates#Mandela Day with Hout Bay APD



The Hout Bay Rotary supports approximately 600 children in various creches around Hout Bay with e-pap, which is a quick pre-cooked flavoured pap that only needs hot or cold water to prepare.

This year the Hout Bay Rotarians will be gathering for their weekly club meetings, where they usually sit down to a catered meal and meet about the previous week’s events and occasionally listen to a guest speaker. This Tuesday they will be eating the e’pap that they have been supplying to the schools and get a first-hand experience of the product that is helping to improve the lives of so many young children in the community.

The meals will be R80 and 100% of the proceeds for the evenings meals will go towards purchasing crayons and colouring books for Silusinda Creche in Imizamo yethu.

On the night participants will be putting together the packages of the crayons and colouring books that their meals have sponsored.

To attend the evening or to simply donate the cost of the meal for the colouring packages that the Rotary will be donating to the creche. Please RSVP before Tuesday 18 July by contacting either

Current President of Rotary

Joelle Searle: 021 790 2466 / 083 790 1991


Attendance and Meals

Monique Norman: 072 261 8203


Meeting Venue

Atlantic Boat Club Hout Bay Harbour Hout Bay, 7872 South Africa