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A celebration event with the theme “Communities Honoring Don Mattera”, poised to mark the official launch of The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation is on track.

The celebration will pay homage to a true “Son of the Soil” Dr. Donato Francisco Mattera, better known as “Don” Mattera on the 1st February 2020 at the Don Mateman Civic Hall in Eldorado Park.

The celebration will coincide with the launch of Don Mattera Legacy Foundation. The launch event is set to be the ultimate Celebration in honor of Mattera who have served both the classified “Coloured” and Muslim communities as an anti-apartheid activist. The event will also incorporate veteran acquaintances, poets, authors, artist as well as the media, politicians and corporate South Africa.

The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation was conceived in early 2019 by a group of concerned professionals and Mattera’s son Teddy, who took it upon themselves to ensure that Dr. Mattera’s rich legacy in the arts, journalism and activism remain an integral part of history, for the current as well as future generations. A broader Community focused sports event to celebrate the poet and author of “Memory is a weapon”, will be held at the Eldorado Park Sports Stadium, planned for a later date – yet to be announced - to accommodate the broader communities of Eldorado Park, Ennerdale, Westbury, Lenasia and Bosmont. The sports event will also encompass Dr Mattera’s work with the physically and otherwise challenged children.

Chairperson of the Don Mattera Legacy Organising Committee, Dr. Leonard Martin said “We are fully committed and ready to build an unbreakable basis for The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation. This celebration of a stalwart, poet and author in the form of Don Mattera is long past its due date. This is a view of many who know the consistent contributions of this “Titan of the South African liberation struggle”.

The Foundation has called on business, organisations and NGO’s that want to partner, support or sponsor them to contact - Estelle Kater - or on 061 520 7740 (mobile) or like the Facebook Page - @DMLegacyFoundation or follow them on Twitter @MatteraLegacy or

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