Dancing for Madiba

The World’s Greatedance-for-madiba-2016_03st Madiba Jive. This is our mission every Mandela Day. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again, but this year we were committed to making it even more epic! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Tata Madiba than through dance… And oh boy, what a celebration it was!

We have been overwhelmed by the commitment from our fellow South African’s AND friends around the world to honouring the memory of Nelson Mandela. The jives we have received from all around the world have made us laugh, cry and shout with joy. If you haven’t had a chance to see any of them yet, click here for the full gallery of jives.

And with the wrap up of our DanceForMadiba campaign, we’re excited to announce our two winners for the most epic and inspirational jives…

Runner up and winner of 2 GetSmarter short courses, was awarded to one of the slickest, smoothest, grooviest jives we’ve seen to date – Land Rover Magazine! If you haven’t seen this jive yet, do yourself a favour and click here

And then finally, first place and the winner of the R5000 Pam Golding cash prize, goes to Sarah Kennan and the kids from Waves for Change for their epic surfing jives. Click here to see this inspirational, joy sharing jive.

All in all, DanceForMadiba raised a total of R60 000 and we couldn’t have done it without all our committed jivers. From Cape Town to Puerto Rico and many more cities in between, we can safely say the celebration of Tata Madiba was alive and jiving.


Our culminating event in Cape Town city central was also a celebration not to be overlooked. We teamed up with Secret Sunrise for a beautiful Secret Sunset in the heart of the city where we danced and grooved to the memory of our Country’s hero. We were also lucky enough to be joined by the children of the Rainbow Youth Academy – to whom our Share The Joy ticket sales profits were donated. For pics from this event, follow this link

For the next instalment of the World’s Greatest Madiba Jive video, stay tuned. We can promise this jive will be one like never before.

If you missed out on the chance to be part of this year’s DanceForMadiba movement, visit our Facebook page and be sure to hop on board next year, or pop us an email on hello@nodangerdiaries.com and we’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing!




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