#99949: At 9am, Monday 9th September 2019, South African Men Will Stand Together For 9 Minutes

At 9am on Monday the 9th of September, men around South Africa will stand together, wherever they are. Whether at work, at home or in transit, men are being challenged to step up, go out into the street and stand in silence for 9 minutes.

“Let us show our wives, our mothers, our daughters, our girlfriends, our lovers, our friends, our colleagues, OUR COUNTRY, that we stand together in grief, sadness, shame and anger at the current state of our nation” says Kholikile Dlakiya from the Mankind Project, an international non-profit community of men from all walks of life across society.

“We are fathers and sons, brothers and husbands, we are role models for our families and our communities. And we need to take responsibility for the roles we play, whether actively or passively” says Dlakiya.

Mankind Project challenges ALL men in South Africa, regardless of age, race or income to take a stand together at this critical moment. “Let’s show them what real men look like!”



  • When: 9th September, 2019 at 9am precisely.

  • What To Do: Wherever you are, go out into the street and stand in silence for 9 minutes, as a symbol of solidarity for all men standing together in peace.

  • Share: Add videos, pictures, comments and feedback using the hashtag #99949

  • Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/events/455903458346463/

  • Mankind Project website: https://mankindproject.org/