Pencil cases for Mandela Day

Masicorp, a non-profit, wants to provide 130 children from Masiphumelele – who will be starting Grade 1 next year – with a fully stocked pencil case as part of its Mandela Day project, on Tuesday July 18. To help, sign up to spend your 67 minutes on Mandela Day at Masicorp, in Chasmay Road, from noon and 4pm, sewing a pencil case for a child. Take stationery supplies to fill the pencil case. You can also collect a packet of pre-cut fabric and a zip to sew the pencil case at home, fill it with stationery and return it to Masicorp. Or sponsor a ready-made pencil case with contents for R200. Visit for details.