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Minister Edna Molewa to hand over School Desks to St Chad High School in Ladysmith

26 July 2016

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa will hand over school desks to St Chad High School on Friday 29 July 2016 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.The Minister’s visit to Ladysmith forms part of the Nelson Mandela Month celebrations.

The desks to be handed over are made out of biomass from cleared Invasive Alien Plants and manufactured by the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Eco-Furniture programme in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), and implemented through the South African National Parks (SANParks).

The Eco-Furniture Programme has shown the viability of utilising invasive alien biomass to create jobs, in making value-added products relevant to Government’s needs, and reducing the cost of clearing the invasive plants. The program has already created over 3000 jobs to previously unemployed people.

The Media is invited to attend.

Date:  Friday, 29 July 2016

Venue:  ST Chad High School - Ladysmith

Time: 10h00 – 12h00

To RSVP, contact:

Sivuyile Ngaba
Cell: 071 403 5294
E-mail: sngaba@environment.gov.za

For media queries, contact:

Mr Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483