Three lessons from Nelson Mandela

How does one measure a life well lived? Is it by how many Instagram followers one gained or perhaps the amount of wealth one managed to acquire? Nelson Mandela is celebrated in the world for his character and leadership. Perhaps we can start with the legacy of good character and leadership? What kind of character would you like to leave for those left to imitate?

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Mandela Day: Still the same or not?

Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on the 18th of July of every year in honour of the late and first democratically elected President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who fought for the freedom of South Africans who were oppressed and were under the apartheid regime. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009 and the day was officially celebrated in 2010.

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Taking care of your mental health

The past week was extremely exhausting. The events that emerged in KZN, Gauteng and other regions of South Africa were really playing on the minds of many South Africans. While we may not reiterate what happened, the Voices Unite team hopes you and your loved ones were safe during this turbulent period and are able to rise above what transpired.

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Alone versus lonely in a group

My friend and I were chilling with two other girls whom we grew up with in the same neighbourhood. This hardly happens and I am happy. I hardly go out and the fresh air feels so good. Did it really have to take someone to get me out of the house? Well, it seems that’s the case, since I have not been out since then.

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Make social media work for you

It may seem like the only friends we have are the “friends” on social media. What a time to be alive?! It’s almost as if Covid-19 had the perfect timing – not health wise but friend wise. Imagine social distancing in the 90s – scary stuff! But, however positive this space might be for us, there are times when it isn’t and this is why we would like to share the following with you.

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