Making Mandela Day Matter

The South African Breweries (SAB) proudly answers the call to make a positive difference this Mandela Day. With the 2023 theme focusing on climate, food, and solidarity, it aligns perfectly with the brewery’s commitment to raising awareness about fostering a sense of solidarity and empowering communities through its actions.

Zoleka Lisa VP of Corporate Affairs at SAB, says, “In order for us as a collective to make a meaningful change in our communities, corporates should approach every day like Mandela Day.  At SAB, we are deliberate in our efforts to make a positive impact in vulnerable communities.  By joining hands with those in the NGO space and working in a unified manner we will be able to make real tangible differences in the lives of those in need.”

This Mandela Day, SAB has pledged its resources and workforce to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation along with 10 other identified Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that operate across seven provinces. Over 150 SAB employees will assist these organisations that diligently address food security, not only on Mandela Day but throughout the year too.

Lisa adds, “We consider it a great privilege to have the opportunity to make a positive impact in vulnerable communities all across the country. And by joining hands with these NGOs, we are excited to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.”

“We encourage all South Africans to take action this Mandela Day and every day, because if we all work together as individuals and organisations, we can create lasting change and a more sustainable and equitable future.” Lisa concludes


Beneficiary NGOs

Food Forward SA, NOSA, Vaal Home Based Care, GRIP, Lesedi Educare Association

Joop se Huis, James House, Family Restoration Services, Catch Project, LETCEE: Training Centre, Food Forward SA & The Nelson Mandela Foundation.