Our community engagement
Thanda Safari and the Thanda Foundation has always recognised its role in partnering with its neighbouring communities in a range of job creation, educational and socio-economic upliftment programmes. These include Thanda’s flagship Star for Life education and HIV/AIDS prevention programme, the Inkanyiso Crèche project and a job creating, paper-making project. Thanda Safari staff members from these communities are offered further education and skills advancement opportunities.
A kingdom to call home
Renowned South African artists, Kobus Hattingh and Jacob Maponyane, were commissioned by the Thanda Foundation Trust to create a range of bronze sculptures of the late Nelson Mandela. This included a six-metre work of Mandela, created in 2004. It was placed in Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, and was the first public sculpture of Mandela to be unveiled in South Africa. Proceeds from the sale of the Mandela statues are distributed to the Mvezo Development Trust in the Eastern Cape, birthplace of Nelson Mandela.