The Thembekile Mandela Foundation Founder and CEO, Ms Ndileka Mandela, paid a courtesy call to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Mr. Sultan Al Angari.
Their discussions centered around areas of mutual interest in areas of cooperation predominantly in the work of Non Government Organisation sector in Saudi Arabia which are involved in carrying out a wide range of activities for the benefit of underprivileged people and the society at large.
The Thembekile Mandela Foundation addresses various wide range of issues prevailing within the Eastern Cape rular community such as:
Poverty, Social Injustice, Care for Rular Women and Girls, Women Empowerment, Sanitary and Hygiene for Rular School girls, Humanitarian Relief, Health and Nutrition and Education. From providing direct benefit (like distributing nutrition feed to malnourished children)
The work of Thembekile Mandela Foundation has a far-reaching impact in helping underprivileged and deprived people.
The Foundations, years of experience in executing social welfare activities and collaboration with other NGO’s globally to address the issues and undertake activities of poverty, education, better access to healthcare services are aimed at improving the socio-economic status of communities with limited means.
Thembekile Mandela Foundation continues to play a significant role in helping the community of Qunu and the Eastern Cape to come out from poverty and distress.
Diplomatic relations between South Africa and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were formalised during a visit by former President Nelson Mandela to Saudi Arabia in November 1994.
The Royal Saudi Arabian Embassy in Pretoria was established in 1997 and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad bin Abdulaziz,