South Africans give back on birthday of Nelson Mandela, who died in December at age 95

July 18, 2014 9:30 AM

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JOHANNESBURG – South Africans are marking Nelson Mandela's birthday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes.

People picked up litter, cooked at homes for the elderly and donated food, blankets and other basic necessities to the poor on Friday. The United Nations has declared July 18 to be Nelson Mandela International Day.

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