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Updated 05 August 2015

How the world plans to "give back" on Mandela Day

People around the world will be spending 67 minutes doing good in honour of Nelson Mandela on his birthday on 18 July.

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Nelson Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place and all we asked if for you to spend 67 minutes to give back. And the best way is right in your hands.

The 67Minutes mobile phone app has been developed to make it easier for you to donate your time by connecting you to charities and organisations.

If you have a type of event in mind, a specific budget or if you’re simply searching for ideas based on your location, you can quickly and easily discover them by navigating through the app.

Organisations and charities can also register on 67minutes.org and list their event or services, which will then appear on the app, which is  available on iTunes App StoreGoogle PlayWindows Phone store and Blackberry App World

As Nelson Mandela said: "It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now." 

For more information, watch News24's quick chat about the app with Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood, visit 67minutes.org.za or join the conversation on Twitter: #MandelaDay #67Minutes

What others are doing

If you haven't yet decided how you will honour Nelson Mandela on his birthday this year, then perhaps the good deeds others have planned might inspire you.

Some say they try to do good every day instead of just once a year. While others are influenced by the world wide enthusiasm and unity that the day brings and go all out to contribute to those in need.

We take a look at how people around the globe plan to spend 67 minutes on 18 July this year.

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