Great Kei Local Municipality

PRESS RELEASE – MANDELA DAY

2017/09/22

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Komga; 18 July 2017                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Great Kei Municipality hosts Mandela Day

 

On Tuesday 18th July 2017 ( Nelson Mandela Day), Great Kei Municipality in partnership with ( Department of Sports Recreation and Culture) DSRAC, Love Life, and Nalibali hosted a National Book Week at Komga Town Hall under the concept #READABOOK #DONATEABOOK. Mayor, Councillor Loyiso Tshetsha lead the programme.

 

The aim of this event was to encourage people to donate books to children, youth and adults who do not have books. It’s to encourage the citizens of South Africa to be active readers, to promote in parents the culture of reading to their children, it was also encourage the nation to value reading as fun and pleasurable and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s day lifestyle.

 

This contribution will help in the reduction of high failure rates in matric results and encourage youth to explore opportunities in book writing and publishing.

 

The following Competitions were held on the day

  • Spelling Bee
  • Reading
  • Book Discussion/ Review

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