The Mandela Day Food Can mosaic is an annual event organised by the LEAP Maths & Science Schools, the Global Teachers Institute, Rhodes Food Group and the Hyprop Foundation where learners, teachers, shoppers and staff come together to build a mosaic commemorating Madiba's life and legacy out of Rhodes Foods cans. The 2019 mosaic, built at the Clearwater Mall on Mandela Day, contained over 30 000 cans which were distributed to needy families in the communities LEAP and GTI serve.
With the COVID-19 pandemic not allowing us to build a physical mosaic in a mall, we took the can build online and invited individuals and companies to make a donation and place virtual cans on the mosaic from 1 to 18 July.
A special benefit concert was held on Mandela Day featuring Jarrad Ricketts with a number of local South African artists, with a special performance of My African Dream by the iconic Vicky Sampson.
For more information, see: www.mandeladay2020.org