To participate, companies must commit to a minimum participation pledge of R150 000.00. In addition, an auction with bidding beginning at R250 000.00, will be held for Madiba’s outside bedroom where he slept at Liliesleaf. Madiba spent countless hours in this small room writing and reading.
We aim to get 100 company CEOs – each of whom may bring with them four guests from the company or group who have contributed to making South Africa a better place. They must embody Mandela’s inherent leadership qualities and #RiseToTheChallenge by spending a winter’s night at the iconic Liliesleaf Farm and Museum in Rivonia, Johannesburg. 500 people will thus #RiseToTheChallenge and reflect on homelessness on Johannesburg’s coldest night of the year.
A portion of the funds raised will be awarded to Liliesleaf Farm and Museum and the funds from the auction of Madiba’s outside bedroom will be donated to Prisoners-To-College Pipeline.
The SleepOut™ Movement’s new Special Chapter is The Nelson Mandela Legacy SleepOut™ – Robben Island Edition, which will take place on Wednesday 18 July 2018 on Robben Island. This Event aligns with what would have been the auspicious occasion of Madiba’s 100th birthday.
67 International and South African Celebrities, Influencers and Business Leaders are invited to participate in the Event, staying the night in the old maximum security prison, courtyard and the small garden, which Mandela lovingly maintained during his 18-year prison sentence. The mandatory pledge to participate in this Event is US$100 000.00.
In addition, the once in a lifetime opportunity to sleep in Madiba’s cell Number 7 will be auctioned off for the night with
bids opening at US$250 000.00
On Wednesday 18 July 2018, South African citizens and school goers will show solidarity with the promising leaders and forward-thinking companies who will be participating in The Nelson Mandela Legacy SleepOut™ – Robben Island Edition as well as showing support for the Participants who slept out at The Nelson Mandela CEO SleepOut™ – Liliesleaf Edition a week before. These groups and schools will host their own Satellite Events across the country, namely The Nelson Mandela South Africa and Nelson Mandela School SleepOut™s (both Empowered by Liliesleaf).