Media Invitation - Back to School Campaign

Attention: News Editors and Journalists 
 
14 March 2018
 
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture’s Back to School Programme for Social Cohesion, and Moral Regeneration promotion in the Northern Cape.
 
The Deputy Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Ms. Makhotso Maggie Sotyu will be leading a Back to School National Campaign to foster and promote Nation Building, Social Cohesion and Moral Regeneration in historically disadvantaged schools. She will be accompanied by Northern Cape Education MEC Ms. Martha Bartlett and the Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri at !Xhunkhwesa Combined School at Platfontein outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape.
The activities will include National Identity competition amongst the schools that will form part of this event. The nation-wide campaign will be rolled out throughout the year. Its first leg was kicked off on Friday, 09 March 2018 at Smithfield in the Free State Province. It is also intended to ensuring that all children that are supposed to be at school, are indeed at school.
 
The Deputy Minister will also be engaging learners and their parents, in the quest to revive the nation building principles and legacy left by former President Nelson Mandela and other liberation heroes and heroines. The year 2018 has been officially pronounced as the year of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. In this instance, Programmes like Artists in Schools, Young Patriots, and the establishment of School Libraries, will be prioritised by this annual campaign.
 
The media is invited as follows:
 
Date: 16 March 2018
Venue: !Xhunkhwesa Combined School in Platfontein, Northern Cape
Time: 11h00
 
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For more information contact Media Liaison, Nkhumeleni Thovhakale at 0828950482/ email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Mr. Morapedi Sekhoane at 078 944 0200/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture together with Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture.

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