Mandela Day 2016: Call for donations

Every year we celebrate Mandela Day with 67 minutes dedicated to an action honouring the spirit goodwill typified by our former President. AFRA, as a land rights NGO, focuses on uplifting the lives of farm dwellers and workers by ensuring their rights to land are being realised. We would like to appeal to you to help out by making a small donation towards a good cause.

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A particularly well known labour tenant client of AFRA’s who goes by the name Zabalaza Mshengu has been waiting for over 20 years for his land to be bought by the government. Mr Mshengu is 101 years old, and due to his delays in the finalisation of his labour tenant claim, he lacks access to  clean, safe water. He has to walk kilometres to the nearest water source with his containers or wait for his grand-children to do so for him.

For Mandela Day 2016, we decided to help Umkhulu Mshengu with a small gesture of kindness. AFRA will be raising money to have a water tank installed on Mshengu’s property. AFRA will assist in ensuring the tank is filled by the municipality on a regular basis.


We are inviting you to the presentation of the tank at Mshengu’s home on Monday, 18 July leaving AFRA’s premises at 10 am. We will also be handing over blankets and foodstuffs, so please feel free to join us.


As you can imagine the installation will be costly,.Jojo Tanks Camperdown have kindly agreed to install the tank at a cost of roughly R2000. Please consider making a charitable donation towards Mshengu’s water tank. Donations can be made to the account below or cash given to Tom Draper ( or 078 754 0700)

Name of Account: Association for Rural Advancement

Reference: Mshengu

Bank: First National Bank

Acc no: 50950020963

Branch Code: 223125

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