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[GALLERY + VIDEOS]: Businesses donates stationery on Mandela Day

MOTS, Pam Golding Properties Johannesburg South, SOJO and Howden Africa are pleased to announce that over R200 000 worth of sponsorships were contributed towards the schools.

MALL of the South (MOTS), in association with Pam Golding Properties Johannesburg South, South of Johannesburg Business and Tourism (SOJO) and Howden Africa, celebrate Madiba’s centenary by empowering the youth through education on Mandela Day.

JOINT EFFORT: Businesses in the South came together on Mandela Day and donate stationery and other necessities to Rosettenville Central Primary School. Photo: Lucky Thusi

The 2018 #HelpThyNeighbour Stationery Drive, which was hosted at Mall of the South, was aimed at collecting a variety of stationery materials for Rosettenville Central Primary School and Turffontein Primary School, as well as granting their items on their wish list. These items included internet connectivity, maintenance of the palisade fences and bathroom facilities, furniture for the staff rooms, additional stationery and books and feeding of the children on Mandela Day.

JOYFUL MOOD: Toys R Us & Babies R Us’ Geoffrey the giraffe entertaining the learners. Photo: Lucky Thusi

MOTS, Pam Golding Properties Johannesburg South, SOJO and Howden Africa are pleased to announce that over R200 000 worth of sponsorships were contributed towards the schools.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Rosettenville Central Primary School deputy principal, Portia Johnson also celebrated her birthday on July 18. Photo: Lucky Thusi

This included additional books for the school libraries from Bargain Books, over 2 000 stationery packs and material that were collectively donated by Crazi Erazi’s, H&M MOTS, Howden Africa and staff members, MOTS, PNA, Radical Products and The Educare Foundation. Plumbing materials were sponsored by DMS Plumbing and palisade fencing and maintenance from Anglo American and iProp. Hyper Paint sponsored the paint and painting materials for the palisade fence and Aspen Hills Development gave their #67minutes to paint the fence.



Butcher Block, Charmer Beef, Cater to you together with Pick n Pay MOTS fed all 2 280 children (both schools) boerewors rolls with a cold drink.

EasyWeb has committed to connect both schools to the world wide web. Both schools will have unlimited internet access and will stay connected to the digital world. Golf Reef City will donate their unused office furniture to both schools’ staff room facilities. Pam Golding Properties Joburg South and SOJO spent over 67 days to ensure an effective a community-driven #HelpThyNeighbour Stationery Drive.

MANDELA THE ICON: Learners with their Nelson Mandela portraits. Photo: Lucky Thusi

MOTS would like to extend their thanks to Ward 55 Clr Rashieda Landis, Ward 56 Clr Michael Crichton, the JC District circuit manager and JS District circuit manager from the Gauteng Department of Education for attending the handover at both schools, as well as a special appearance by Toys R Us & Babies R Us’ Geoffrey the giraffe for entertaining the children.

IN TUNE: Principal, Anna Lee doing the Madiba Dance. Photo: Lucky Thusi

Later in the day, MOTS extended their Mandela Day activities to South Rand Hospital to donate 25 blankets to the hospital.

MOTS centre manager Hester Smith said, “It is very humbling to have had all the local businesses and tenants participate in the drive to support the local schools and hospitals and to continue with Mandela’s legacy by helping thy neighbour. A special thank you goes to all involved; we appreciate your time and effort.”



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