Another secret mission for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day @67Blankets


KnitWits for Madiba have once again embarked on their annual secret scarf day mission – KnitWits and volunteers across the country have been churning out scarves on mass for the 67 Blankets Secret Scarves Shhh…!! Mission or as it has become known as the SSS.

Now in its 4th year, the SSS Mission will once again have a nationwide presence at venues across the country on the 12th July at 3pm, with thousands of scarves being tied to trees for people in need to take for some winter warmth at various spots across the country.

Carolyn Steyn, the Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day says “Our knitwits and happy hookers throughout South Africa have been lobbying, knitting and crocheting to make sure that there are thousands of scarves to tie around trees and poles on the 12th July for people who need some warmth to take a scarf that has been made with love, as Madiba said “it’s in our hands now” and that is the ethos of the amazing family of 67 Blankets and is also teaser activation for the record breaking 27km scarf we will be laying out in Howick at the capture site on 29th July ”

Each scarf will have the special 67 Blankets trademark label sewn onto it and a special message attached which reads “I AM NOT LOST. IF YOU ARE COLD AND NEED ME, PLEASE TAKE ME. LOVE, 67 BLANKETS FOR NELSON MANDELA DAY”.

Areas and times where the scarves will be tied to trees are as below:



EVENT 1: Mayfair
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: Cnr Battery and Bartlettweg Street, opposite Brixton Cemetery

EVENT 2: Edenvale
Date: 12 July 2018 @11h30
Location: Khanyisa House- 58 7th Avenue

EVENT 3: Orchards
Date: 12 July 2018 @10h00
Location: St Lukes’s Church, 18 High Rd & Oaklands Road

EVENT 4: Kensington
Date: 12 July 2018 @6h30
Location: Bottom of Langemann Drive


EVENT 1: Sinoville, Pretoria
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: Corner Marija Street and Sefako Makgatho Drive, Sinoville (Across from Roman’s Pizza @ bus stop)

EVENT 2: Soshanguve, Pretoria
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: Ikaneng Drop-in and Daycare Centre, 1523 Block NN

EVENT 3: Stinkwater/ Hammanskraal, Pretoria
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: Brilliant Minder Carden and Creche, 1236 Mokone Block


EVENT 1: Port Elizabeth
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: 11th avenue, Villiers road and Buffelsfontein Walmer opposite Walmer Links between the Walmer driving range and 11th avenue

EVENT 2: East London
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: Cambridge city hall and Cambridge train Station


Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Street: Charlotte Maxele Street @ Hoffman Square


EVENT 1: Durban
Date: 12 July 2018 @14h30
Location: Opposite Addington Hospital on the beach

EVENT 2: Pietermaritzburg
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: cnr Church street and Commercial road. Opposite the City Hall

EVENT 3: Amanzimtoti
Date: 12 July 2018 @12h30
Location: Civic Centre, Riverside Road


EVENT1: White River -Kanyamazane
Date: 12 July 2018 @15h00
Location: Children’s park next to cosy Corner. Operette Street


Date: 12 July 2018 @15:00
Location: Langrug informal settlement, Le Roux Street (Opposite the Community Hall)

The next record breaking activity that this organisation is undertaking is to lay out a 27km crotched scarf, made up of thousands of scarves that have been made by knitwits across the country and internationally. The event which takes at Nelson Mandela Capture site in Howick on Sunday29th July is to celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela, and all South Africans are invited.

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