Mr Nelson Mandela celebrates his 94th birthday today. A great milestone for a truly great man. Millions of South African school children sang a special version of "Happy Birthday" in his honor this morning. His birthday has been declared an international day devoted to public service. People all over the world are encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing voluntary work within their local community.
Why 67 minutes? Because Mr Mandela devoted 67 years of his life working for the public good. One minute for every year of this man's public service, is a trade off we should all be able to manage. Mr Mandela is now retired and expected to spend the day with his family in the Eastern Cape region.