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Nxesi, staff volunteers help paint classrooms


INTERNATIO­NAL Mandela Day celebratio­ns in Langa saw local schools receiving a fresh coat of paint and pupils enjoying different activities while braving the weather.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi joined hundreds of pupils at Ikamvaleth­u High School where he spent 67 minutes painting two classrooms and a computer lab/classroom, with the help of the department’s staff.

The minister, through the department of employment and labour public employment service branch promised a career day for Grade 12 pupils with service providers and setas set to speak.

Ikamvaleth­u High School principal, Samkelo Mabece said the school was struggling with safety and crime and the Nxesi’s visit was most welcome.

At Zimasa Primary school, volunteers from more than 10 private companies under the auspice of SA Medical and Education Foundation (SAME), painted five classrooms. Pupils entered a competitio­n doing various activities and won trophies.

Zimasa Primary School principal, Fezile Mguqulwa said:“Mandela, through his principles, left us a legacy, which should enable us to move forward and do what is good.”

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