Numsa buys building material for a rural school in Lusikisiki

Nelson Mandela’s life is dedicated in fighting for every South African’s human rights since 1942.

Mandela had spent 67 years serving the nation. Each minute in the 67 minutes represents a year of all the work he put in.

Guided by the above, Numsa’s Eastern Cape region collected clothes including 200 white school shirts from its members. The items were then taken to the Tyongwana school in the Eastern Cape as part of Numsa’s Mandela Day activities. The school is in Lusikisiki district in a very rural area with no water and electricity. The school is one amongst other schools that were adopted by Numsa.

Numsa also bought R30 000 worth of building materials to assist the school.
The region also donated 331 pairs of school shoes sponsored by our investment company by the Numsa Investment Company (NIC). The only improvement since Numsa’s visit last year was a few newly built toilets. The zozo hut that acts as a classroom was still precariously balancing on bricks as we saw last year.

The regional department of education says the school is not in line to receive any assistance with building in this financial year.
The minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga was lodging at the same hotel as Numsa staff and she promised to assist the school only if pictures of the school are sent to her.

She said she couldn’t go to see the school since it was too far from the hotel but she might accompany Numsa next time.

The school principal Mr Nocanga and Mr. Mkethane- a representative from Education department thanked Numsa for being progressive in its initiative to adopt the school.