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Kariega Elephants Inspire Us on this Day of Reconciliation

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“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” Nelson Mandela

Kariega Elephant Jacques Matthysen

On this Day of Reconciliation, a South African public holiday that came into effect in1994 after the end of apartheid, let us reflect on what we can each do to further this day’s intention of fostering reconciliation and unity… not only in South Africa, but in the world.

Every small act of kindness and love makes a difference

Let us be lead by the words and memory of Nelson Mandela and think about how we can contribute to the well-being of the people around us by showing concern, care and support. Together we can create a world united in friendship.

Kariega elephant show us what it means to show concern, care and support

Anyone who has had the privilege of spending time in the African bush with the Kariega elephant will know that these extraordinary animals show a unique animal intelligence that displays grief, altruism, compassion, self-awareness, playfulness, concern, love and support. They are an amazing example to us all.

Kariega Elephant Keith Carney

We wish everyone in South Africa a very blessed Day of Reconciliation.

Images courtesy Kariega photographic specialists Jacques Matthysen and guest Keith Carney.