South African musician Johnny Clegg once shared a little story with the audience about a special moment back in 1999 at a concert in Frankfurt, where Nelson Mandela surprised everyone on stage and delighted everyone in the audience by unexpectedly walking on stage in the middle of one of Clegg’s songs.”It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world we couldn’t agree more at Spice4Life. Music and dance are a great way to bring our people together, spreading positive vibes in this beautiful country.

Not only did Madiba inspire millions but he left a legacy that will be remembered for years and years to come. Spice4Life took a jab at making a difference not only for 67 minutes but with 67 acts of kindness, one of them having to create a Madiba dance tribute, which is not only exhilarating to do but has a great message behind it. The Innovation Task Force Team rehearsed for days and perfected the Madiba dance to uTata as a way of paying tribute. The dance represented a happy and peaceful space in Madiba’s life; he never looked at how bad things were but only how he could make some good out of an unpleasant situation. By this we say Tata Mandela, You walked your walk, you brought unity, and today we are able to walk on pavements and to share ideas among ourselves.

Ziyanda Phikiso and Stephen Bennett leading the team with the help of our ambassador Lesedi Job worked hard in making sure that the video is outstanding, our videographers Tasneema and Ruweida of course being the cherry on top. As overwhelmed as the team was they felt the need to up their game – putting in extra effort so that the video would be fun and eloquent. What we hope to achieve with this video is to put a smile on someone’s face somewhere out there in the world, and to bring different groups of people together to celebrate the legacy of Madiba. This is the time to inspire & make change in other people’s lives. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Tata is a true definition of a life well lived, few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. Now is the time to make this world a better place. See the video on our Facebook/YouTube pages and remember don’t forget to smile.

About The Author

Jesse-Lee Rowe
Communications Manager

Jesse-Lee, a creative at heart, has fallen in love with the vision of SPICE4LIFE and brings an unconventional mix of skills to the table, used to share this love with the world. Jesse-Lee is passionate about story telling, and believes that there are many ways to tell a story – her methods of choice include writing and visual communication through graphic design, video, and photography. Although creative, Jesse-Lee also enjoys the more serious side of things and has a zealous love for business – particularly marketing, relationship management and strategy.

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