Correctional services to recognise offenders for contributing to the world's biggest blanket
The Department of Correctional Services in partnership with 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela will celebrate the Guinness World Record's recognition of creating the world's biggest blanket, and the certification of offenders and officials who contributed to this success, on Monday 23 January in Drakenstein, Western Cape.
The 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela campaign encouraged people from all over the world, including offenders from across the country, to contribute handmade blankets towards creating a giant world record-breaking blanket, while contributing to a good cause.
The campaign for blanket-making in correctional centres was introduced in August 2015 as part of the offenders' rehabilitation programme. The initiative offered an opportunity for inmates across the country to give back to society while empowering them with skills to function effectively in society upon their release.
Source: Government of South Africa