What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” These are the words of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Every year on 18 July, people across the globe commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day and celebrate the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. As from this year until Mandela Day 2018, the Nelson Mandela Foundation calls on all South Africans to heed the call on poverty under the slogan #ActionAgainstPoverty, and encourages people to volunteer for projects that will alleviate poverty, whether that be building a house for someone who has never had a home or planting a food garden at a school to feed pupils. The foundation wants South Africans and those around the world to commit to long-term, regular projects that will tackle poverty.
In this month’s issue of Mbalo Brief, our educational article is based on the Gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2017, derived from Statistical release P0441. Also have a look at our monthly crossword puzzle and solutions for the June 2017 puzzle.
Articles published in this issue are based on results of industry surveys conducted for the months ranging from April 2017 to May 2017.
Download: Mbalo Brief – July 2017