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Minister Molewa to handover school desks and uniforms in Ladysmith

09 June 2016

The Minister of Environmental Affairs Mrs. Edna Molewa will handover school desks to the St Chad High Schools on Saturday 11 June 2016 in Peacetown, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.The Minister’s visit to Ladysmith forms part of the national Youth and Environment 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.

In addition to the school desks, Minister Molewa will also handover school uniform, shoes and calculators to the needy learners of Sicelokuhle High School.

Date:  Saturday, 11 June 2016
Venue: Sicelokuhle High School
Time: 09h30 – 12h35

To RSVP, contact:

Sibusiso Mkhulisi
Tel: 012 399 9992
E-mail: smkhulisi@environment.gov.za

Ernest Mulibana
Cell: 082 263 7372
E-mail: emulibana@environment.gov.za

For media queries, contact:
Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871