The Nelson Mandela Foundation – in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation – will be sending off the second group of the Trek4Mandela Expedition team on Sunday morning, at the O. R. Tambo International Airport to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.
It’s in celebration of the vision of Nelson Mandela.
One of the main goals is to raise funds to buy sanitary towels for young girls.
This year’s climbers include former public protector Thuli Madonsela and Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang.
The first group of climbers left for Tanzania last month (July) to summit on Mandela Day, while the group that’s leaving South Africa on Sunday are expected to summit on Women’s Day – the 9th of August.
Trek4Mandela was founded in 2012 by South African mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane and Richard Mabaso, CEO of the Imbumba Foundation.
In 2003 Vilane became the first black person in the world to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.