The 2018 SleepOut™ Movement embodies two Special Chapters, The Nelson Mandela CEO SleepOut™ – Liliesleaf Edition and The Nelson Mandela Legacy SleepOut™ – Robben Island Edition; tributes to Madiba’s lasting legacy in his centennial year.
On Wednesday 11 July 2018, some 200 C-Suite Leaders as Company Hosts – each of whom may bring four Distinguished Guests from their company who have, in their view, contributed to making SA a better place and who embody Mandela’s inherent leadership qualities – to #RiseToTheChallenge and spend a winter’s night at the iconic Liliesleaf Farm and Museum in Rivonia, Johannesburg.
A week later on Madiba’s 100th birthday, on Wednesday 18 July 2018, 67 South African and International Influencers, Business Leaders and Celebrities will #RiseToTheChallenge and overnight on Cape Town’s Robben Island, Courtyard and small garden, which Mandela lovingly maintained during his 18-year prison sentence.
The Nelson Mandela South Africa SleepOut™ and The Nelson Mandela School SleepOut™ Events (both empowered by Liliesleaf) also take place on Wednesday 18 July 2018 across the country.
This year The CEO SleepOut™ Trust’s Primary Beneficiaries Liliesleaf Farm and Museum and The Qunu Food Security Project were chosen for their commitment to Education, Community Upliftment and Nutrition; three of the five pillars that alleviate homelessness alongside Shelter and Healthcare.
#YesterdayTodayTomorrow talks both to Participants helping securing the future for all, and Mandela’s passion for gardening. The Brunfelsia, commonly known as the Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant is symbolic of our Mission.