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South Africa: R11m Library Opened in Ntambanana
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Apr 25, 2014

“The entire community will benefit from this initiative and it will help the area progress not only on a socio-economic level but also expose the people to facilities that can better their lives," said MEC Sibhidla-Saphetha, speaking at the opening event.

She said the state-of-the-art library was part of ongoing efforts by the provincial government to encourage reading and contribute towards improving the province's matric pass rate.

The library, which is a partnership between the department and the municipality, already has 600 registered members and boasts a reading and writing club, where community members will be trained to read and write in isiZulu.

The facility also has a children's section that will encourage early childhood development and has books prescribed by Unisa and the University of Zululand. There is also a free Internet café.

MEC Sibhidla-Saphetha said the department will spend R640 000 annually to keep the library going.
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