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Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to hand over Eco-Furniture school desks to Ubuhlebemvelo Primary School

19 February 2016

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms. Barbara Thomson, will on Monday 22 February 2016 hand over Eco-Furniture School Desks to the UBuhlebemvelo Primary School, in Mtubatuba, Kwa Zulu-Natal.

The Deputy Minister was approached by the UBuhlebemvelo Primary School, with a special request to assist the destitute learners with school needs such as the desks, school bags and stationery. 

The Eco-Furniture Programme which is the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Natural Resource Management Programmes and Environmental Programmes brain-child, is a job creation initiative that offers opportunities to unemployed South Africans. Furniture such as eco-desks, walking sticks and chess board tables are produced out of the alien invasive plants.

Members of the media are invited to cover this event as follows:

Date: 22 February 2016

Time: 09:00

Venue: UBuhlebemvelo Primary School


Fhatuwani Siluna
Tel: 012 399 9986

Tshego Letshwiti
Cell: 076 307 9634

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