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MEC to Help Renovate Homes of Elderly
Source: Bua News
Source Date: Friday, July 16, 2010
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Country: South Africa
Created: Jul 19, 2010

“For 67 minutes on July 18, MEC Shongwe and high-ranking officials from his department will work hard to make a difference in the lives of Morgenzon residents by painting the home of two people who are in their 90s," said his spokesperson Sibongile Nkosi.


She said he would also donated blankets to senior citizens, launch a mobile library and hand out soccer kits and soccer balls.


“The activities might last for 67 minutes, but they will leave a lasting legacy and will also inculcate a culture of volunteerism and inspire the community to work together to do more good,” she said.

Mandela Day coincides with Mandela’s birthday.


The day's activities in Morgenzon will include a netball and seven-a-side soccer festival in which the winners will walk away with kits.


“If we make every day Mandela Day in South Africa, we would be the envy of the rest of the world," said MEC Shongwe in a statement.

 

"In Mpumalanga we must use Mandela Day as a vessel through which we fight poverty, unemployment, disease and other social ills.” - BuaNews

 

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