Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day 2018

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This year marked the centenary celebration of the world icon Nelson Mandela and was celebrated internationally through the annual Nelson Mandela Day activities and initiatives.

Nelson_Mandela_day_2018_Vitrovian-3The message behind Mandela Day is simple , everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better by contributing a minimum of 67 minutes of their time. If each one of us heeds the call to simply do something good every day, we can live Nelson Mandela’s legacy and help build the country of our dreams.

The baton of leadership has been handed over to us. It is in our hands now to make a positive difference. The Rustenburg Local Municipality and Department of Water under the municipality, has decided to dedicate 2018 to honoring a great statesman and making every day a Mandela Day by encouraging everyone to take action against wastage of water in a way that will bring about sustainable change.

On the 18th July RNT Consulting and the Rustenburg Local Municipality hosted the Centenary Nelson Mandela Day celebration. The Nelson Mandela Day initiatives were part of the Water Education and Awareness Campaign that began in July 2018 and will end in December 2018.

Schools from Cluster 1 were identified for the programme which included a needs analysis in terms of Water Education and Distribution .

The official handover ceremony’s were graced by the Honourable Executive Mayor Mpho Khunou that took place at each of the three schools on the day .Local radio stations participated by broadcasting at the event ensuring that the message of the conservation of Water is spread throughout the City.

Nelson_Mandela_day_2018_Vitrovian-2At Letsibogo Primary School ,a handover of a 10 000ltrs JoJo tank ,11 plastic taps, water leaks (repair works) and flushing systems took place. These were welcomed by enthusiastic students, educators with the participation of the ward councilors, School Governing Body, Department of Education and the community at large.

At Tshirologang Primary School, the South African Police Minister Honourable Bheki Cele joined the delegation for the handover ceremony of a 10 000ltrs JoJo tank,14 plastic taps, repairs of toilet pipes.

Another beneficiary was Boitekong Secondary School where a 10 000ltrs JoJo tank,14 plastic taps, repairs of toilet pipes included participation from Mr Mandla Masango former Football National player who also shared motivation words for the learners.

“Be the legacy”

As part of the continued Nelson Mandela Day Centenary celebrations Rusternburg Local Municipality hosted the Nelson Mandela Centenary Walk, “Be the legacy” spearheaded by the Honourable Mayor Cllr Mr Mpho Khonou from Boeshoek to Vuka Primary School.

RNT Consulting sponsored a water hole, where we distributed 400 of 500ml branded water including “Metsi a Rona” campaign flyer that promote water saving tips, water conservation including water leaks reporting mechanisms. Thewater hole was stationed at Total Garage Boeshoek road.

 

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