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Nelson Mandela Day 2021

Nelson Mandela once said “There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return." On 18 July, the country will be celebrating the gift of giving in honour of Nelson Mandela. The ongoing pandemic has placed a threat on food security and opportunities for youth empowerment. With help from our partners, Momentum is offering #AdviceForSuccess for both sectors-following the example set by uTata. This Mandela Day, we’ll be giving back through:

  • #AdviceForSuccess conversations: Mandela Day.
  • Online job-readiness educational workshops

Momentum joins forces with the Nelson Mandela Foundation

To cultivate a culture of giving and explore how we can further contribute to food safety, we’ve partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. We launched our partnership on Madiba’s birthday with an insightful conversation on food sustainability hosted by our Head of Momentum Brand, Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa. Charlotte sat down with Yase Godlo, Director Mandela Day and Outreach, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Carol Dyantyi, CEO of Ikageng, Nkosinathi Mahlangu, Youth Employment Portfolio Head and Sulaaiman Patel from Agri Enterprises to chat about the role of food and nutrition in our communities during COVID19.

Momentum joins forces with the Nelson Mandela Foundation


We believe that if small scale farmers are given #AdviceForSuccess, skills and the capacity; their businesses can become sustainable and commercially viable, especially at a time when so many South Africans have been affected by job losses and businesses closing due to COVID-19.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Agri Enteprises to offer entrepreneurship skills and tools to support to 300 black female farmers in rural areas so they can be empowered to give back to their families and communities to affect positive change through food production, sustainability and security.

Mandela career expo

Youth empowerment is at the heart of what we do.

By partnering with like-minded organisations, we can help bridge the youth unemployment gap by offering learning and employment opportunities to young South Africans.

If you’re a young South African looking for growth opportunities, then diarise these dates for the online expo:

  • 27 and 29 July 2021
  • 3 and 4 August 2021

Our workshops will introduce you to:

  • Learning and employment opportunities in software development through WeThinkCode
  • Giving your financial literacy skills momentum with the
    Fineazy WhatsApp chatbot
  • Social media etiquette
  • Job-readiness skills

Experience a virtual mentorship

Learning success is about putting what you’ve learnt into action. That’s why every Mandela career expo participant will be offered an opportunity to spend a day with a Momentum Metropolitan employee. Through this virtual mentorship, high school learners and post matric youth will be invited to talks on different career options and experience what their imagined future feels and
looks like.

Our partners

WeThinkCode_ established in 2015 as a tuition-free tech institution with the mission to train Africa’s next generation of top tech talent to drive the digitisation of African business. They recruit youth from underserved communities and connect them with global thought leaders and cutting-edge technologies to provide clear pathways to employment and financial independence.

FinEazy is an AI-powered chatbot that teaches young people financial literacy. They believe that finance is hardly ever taught in a simple, engaging and accessible way. Until now. The chatbot can be found on multiple platforms and is conversational - making learning about finances easy.

Join the conversation on #AdviceForSuccess

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Give your 67 minutes momentum on
Mandela day

Giving back is part of our core values at Momentum. Along with our CSI initiatives, we encourage and empower our employees to serve their communities. Through platforms like forgood and initiatives like
Rally to Read, our employees regularly commit their time and money to serve those who need it most.

Join us on Mandela Day as we give freely to those in need. We know that COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions have made it hard to give in person. forgood has taken the act of giving virtual with options to donate cash or goods to a cause of your choice.

How will you make your 67 minutes count this Mandela Day?

More about the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation focuses on programmes that empower the youth through financial literacy and skills development initiatives. Through programmes like the FinEazy financial literacy campaign and our partnership with Rhiza Babuyile, we’ve seen young people benefit from our social investment and financial education.

R16 Million

Dedicated to youth employment
to date

1 503

Young people trained


Young people placed in jobs
52% female, 48% male

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