The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will join the rest of South Africa and the world in marking Nelson Mandela Day in honour of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

 

This year, 2018, is especially significant as it marks 100 years since the birth of the struggle icon and founding father of our democracy. Madiba dedicated his life to the fight for freedom, making a huge contribution to the birth of a new South African nation.

The centenary celebration, taking place under the theme "Be the legacy", aims to promote Madiba's ethos of ubuntu by advancing our collective unity, irrespective of race, creed or orientation.

 

Since 2009, following a unanimous decision by the United Nations General Assembly, Mandela's birthday, 18 July, has been recognised as an international event, with people the world over encouraged to spend the day making the world a better place.

 

The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, senior officials of the Department of Science and Technology and its entities will participate in several activities in Mabopane, north of Tshwane. 

 

The Minister will visit to a local clinic, a school and two houses.  One house belongs to an elderly woman and the other is a youth-headed household. There will also be a public participation programme, led by the Minister.

 

The media are invited as follows:

 

Activity:     Minister to lead cleaning and painting of school

Time:         08:00-09:40

Venue:      Dr AT Moreosele Secondary School, Mabopane

 

Activity:     Minister to lead cleaning and painting of clinic

Time:            09:50 – 10:20

Venue:      Sedilega Clinic, Mabopane

 

Activity:     Minister to lead cleaning and painting of elderly lady's house

Time:         11:30 – 2:00

Venue:      1345 Block B, Mabopane

 

Activity:     Minister to lead cleaning and painting of a child-headed household home

Time:         12:10- 12:40

Venue:      4095 Block B

 

Activity:     Minister address public participation programme

Time:         15:00-16:00

Venue:      Mabopane Skills Centre

 

 

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology

 

For more information please contact Zama Mthethwa at 082 808 3956.