Murray & Roberts took part in the 2017 Stop Hunger Now #Riseagainsthunger Meal Packing event for International Mandela Day.

The event is an opportunity for corporate organisations to help end child hunger with volunteers packing nutritious meals for those in need. The meals comprise rice, soya, dehydrated vegetables and a fortification pack of 23 essential vitamins and minerals, specially formulated to combat malnutrition.

Ntombi Langa-Royds, non-executive Director at Murray & Roberts and Thokozani Mdluli, Murray & Roberts Group HSE Director joined over 60 Murray & Roberts employees at the Sandton Convention Centre and succeeded in packing 3 240 meals in 67 minutes. Enough meals to feed up to 15 children, five meals a week for a year. International Mandela Day was first inspired at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park, London where he said, "It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now." He started campaigning for human rights in 1942 and gave 67 years of his life in service of humanity.

International Mandela Day asks that we all give one minute for every year of Mandela’s service, in service of others. Says Thokozani, “It was a privilege to spend 67 minutes alongside my colleagues, remembering the late Nelson Mandela and his impact on society.”