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South African Airways partners with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to raise money for children’s hospital

South African Airways, the national airline for South Africa, and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (UK) have partnered to offer the chance to win a holiday to South Africa whilst raising money for a good cause close to Mandela’s heart.

To celebrate the incredible life of Mandela and the last 20 years of freedom as well as the release of the film on his exceptional life journey, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, on 3rd January, the airline and charity are encouraging entries to a unique competition to win a holiday to South Africa by completing a short quiz. The prize, a seven night holiday to South Africa, takes in three amazing locations that featured in Mandela’s incredible life story and helped make his dream of freedom for his country come true.

Gary Kershaw, GM UK&I for South African Airways said, “Nelson Mandela helped South Africa achieve freedom and through this partnership we hope to build this legacy by supporting the great work of the Fund.”

South African Airways is also inviting participants to help raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to help realise another of Mandela’s dreams; to make a world-class healthcare available to the children of Southern Africa with a state-of-the-art facility – the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Entrants can donate funds to help build the hospital via email, and social media or by visiting the website

Jon Danks, UK&I Head of Marketing for South African Airways said, “We are delighted to partner with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (UK) to raise awareness and funds for such an incredible cause. By creating this educational quiz, we hope to increase knowledge on the charity whilst offering one lucky person the chance to go and experience Mandela’s South Africa for themselves.”

South African Airways currently offers direct double daily flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg and serves over 30 destinations within Africa on a fleet of Airbus A330 and A340s.

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