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SABC TV Network Joins Mandela Day 25 year Celebrations

Date: Jul 12, 2019

SABC commemorates 25 years of Mandela Day

SABC Television Network has joined in the 25 years celebration of the Nelson Mandela Day with a campaign that will see a number of communities benefitting as we celebrate the life of this icon. SABC TV has heeded the call and will align its CSI by honouring 25 years of our democracy through the Madiba Legacy which will be rolled out over a six months period beyond Mandela Day 2019. 

The project will launch on Thursday, 18 July 2019 where the three SABC TV channels will visit the Mohau Centre of hope for children, an orphanage in Atteridgeville Pretoria and the Zodwa disability school also in Atteridgeville.The 3 Channels will visit all these centres with some of our On-Air personalities handing out groceries based on what their needs are etc. This will be followed by two schools in the East Rand and an Orphanage in Hillbrow at the end of July, and the rest will be projects selected from different communities across the country from a competition that will run on the channels to make up the 25 projects.

“The name Nelson Mandela is synonymous with selflessness and all we can do as the SABC is by taking from where the greatest statesman left off by also playing our part. Part of the objectives in driving this campaign entails positioning the SABC as the network behind days of national importance.Contributing to growth within South Africa, growing communities by trying to make a difference and continuing with entrenching the Mandela Legacy using the SABC campaign. It is for this reason that the SABC TV Network sees the need to stand up and be the change we want to see in the world.” said David Makubyane, GM: Television Channels. 

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others”. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

PROFILE OF MOHAU CENTRE OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN:

To provide care and support to orphaned, abused, abandoned, neglected and terminally ill children and their families who are infected / affected by hiv / aids through the provision of temporary or permanent residential care and community based social services thereby allowing them to experience a better quality of life.

PROFILE OF ZODWA SPECIAL SCHOOL:

Zodwa Special School is a public institution catering specialized tuition for more than 200 Severely Intellectually Impaired Learners. Their disabilities include Autism, Downs syndrome, Physical, Cerebral Palsy, Behavioural Disorders, Epilepsy and ADHD. It accommodates learners from Atteridgeville, Lotus Gardens, Olievenhoutbosch, Pretoria Central, Pretoria West, Thaba Tshwane, Surrounding RDP houses and Informal Settlements. Most of the learners come from poor backgrounds and sometimes single parents and child-headed families whom mostly are unemployed.

For further information, photos and interview requests, please contact SABC TV Network Publicity departments.

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Issued by SABC TV Network:

Lebo Malete

Publicity Journalist: SABC 2

Tel. (011) 714 7455 / 083 558 9703

Email: maletel01@sabc.co.za

 

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Email: mabitselad@sabc.co.za                      Email: nkonyenizg@sabc.co.za

 

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