MEC Phosa to share Mandela Day’s joy with children

11 July 2012

MEC of Finance, Mrs Pinky Phosa will share the joy of Nelson Mandela International Day with child-headed families and children with disabilities at Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Municipality from 16 – 18 July 2012.

MEC Phosa will be joined by goodwill sponsors and team of officials during a three days programme whose aim is to make a difference in the living conditions of children in Volkrust, Amersfoort and Perdekop.

The departmental campaign, which is also celebrated under the theme Making every Day a Mandela Day, builds on the humane legacy as shaped by Dr Nelson Mandela when during the Rivonia trial declared his total allegiance to freedom of all people despite looming jail time.

Mrs Phosa said the selfless contributions to the good causes by departmental officials as well as other citizens across the world at this time make a momentous impact in the continuing effort to build a caring society which is enthralled in ubuntu spirit.

“The principled manner in which Madiba stood for the freedom of all South African, when in the dock, will forever be a building block for a prosperous and better world for women, children, people with disabilities and other less fortunate amongst us”, said Phosa.

Programme of activities for three days is as follows:

Monday, 16 July 2012
MEC participate in child-friendly decorations, handing of food hampers and variety of furniture items at the S’bathanda Benje Stimulation centre in Volkrust.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Team Finance will renovate two houses and initiate a garden in Amersfoort.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
MEC will hand over the renovated house, furniture and food hampers to the Dludlu family.

For more information, contact:

Letshela Jonas on 013 766 4243 / 079 500 0154 or Joseph Mkhonto on 013 766 4162 / 082 627 1750.
Issued by Communications, Department of Finance, Mpumalanga Provincial Government