Durban Chamber CEO challenges business leaders to donate R67 for Mandela Day
Durban Chamber CEO challenges business leaders to donate R67 for Mandela Day



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Durban Chamber CEO challenges business leaders to donate R67 for Mandela Day

2018-07-11

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO, Palesa Phili, has today challenged her fellow business leaders, colleagues and friends to pledge a minimum of R67 to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Foundation's 'Donate R67 for Mandela' campaign to raise more than R8 million for twenty students to complete their studies at UKZN. 

"We have partnered with the UKZN Foundation for this campaign because it epitomises our commitment to the ideals and values Nelson Mandela lived by and will not only honour his memory and raise money for one of the causes close to his heart but will empower the next generation with the tools to affect social and economic change," said Phili. 

UKZN Foundation Executive Director, Professor Anesh Singh said, "The UKZN Foundation relies on businesses, trusts and foundations to support bursaries.  However, these donors also have other initiatives which they support." 

"We are appealing for the support of individuals to help us fund at least twenty students this year.  In order to make it affordable we have selected R67 as the minimum donation towards this worthy cause," added Singh. 

Anesh stated that the amount resonates with Late President Mandela's fight for social justice for 67 years.  Instead of doing something for 67 minutes, the Foundation has been campaigning for 67 days for individuals to honour Mandela's famous quotation "Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world".  The appeal is to ordinary citizens to give the gift of education to empower UKZN graduates to change the world by donating R67 or more until 31 July 2018. 

"Join us in contributing to this worthy cause and together let us embolden the next generation to become icons like Mandela, who can affect positive social and economic change in our society," concluded Phili. 

Go to https://foundation.ukzn.ac.za/donation-form/ or pay directly into the bank account below: The University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation Trust





Durban Chamber CEO challenges business leaders to donate R67 for Mandela Day

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