Youth Day: a day of memories and hope

Youth Day: a day of memories and hope

Around the world, Youth Day is a celebration, a joyful and hopeful reminder that children must be treasured, for they really are our future.  In South Africa, Youth Day, 16 June, has a rather more serious significance. Because, on that day in 1976, black students in...
A honeybush Easter with the Mandela family

A honeybush Easter with the Mandela family

Easter saw some exciting visitors to Plettenberg Bay, in particular to Kurland Farm, where Mandela Honeybush Tea is grown. It was a great privilege to welcome Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and her family, who came to explore the estate. They...
The perfect way to celebrate Freedom Day

The perfect way to celebrate Freedom Day

Like braais, bunny chows, starry skies, wildlife, dancing and drums, rooibos and honeybush teas have always been a part of South African life. So it was great to hear that our Mandela Tea was used to celebrate this country’s Freedom Day on 27 April this year – in a...
Powerful Partnership: The Story Of Mandela Tea

Powerful Partnership: The Story Of Mandela Tea

Nelson Mandela loved tea. In fact, it was the first thing that he did when he was released from prison was have a cup of tea. Then, refreshed and revitalised, he went to address the nation. His granddaughter, Zaziwe Manaway, fondly remembers her grandfather’s...
Gift Ideas: Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday

Gift Ideas: Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday

As with any birthday celebration, there should be gifts to commemorate the occasion, and this very special day should be no different. In keeping with that spirit here are gift ideas inspired by some of Madiba most captivating quotes. “What counts in life is not the...
Madiba’s Centenary: Moving forward

Madiba’s Centenary: Moving forward

Madiba’s Centenary: Moving forward Despite the doom and gloom that often surrounds discussions about South Africa’s future, it is important to take the time to recognize what we have achieved as a nation. Nelson Mandela was no stranger to persevering...