Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu to lead Gugulethu Ministerial Outreach Programme

20 August 2019

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), Ms Makhotso Sotyu, will be distributing 300 blankets to elderly residents of iKhaya Loxolo Old Age Home in Gugulethu on the 23rd August 2019, under the Nelson Mandela Month celebration.

This event is also a follow up activity to the Good Green Deeds programme which took place earlier this year on the 15th of March 2019.

The Nelson Mandela Month celebration gives all people in South Africa and all over the world an opportunity to perform a selfless act for others in need, for only 67 minutes in recognition of the 67 years that Madiba spent fighting against apartheid. Every year the government of South Africa calls on all sectors of society to come together and work for a better South Africa, and DEFF heeded the call by assisting the elderly residents of iKhaya Loxolo with blankets to keep warm.

As part of the hand-over event, Deputy Minister Sotyu will also be rehabilitating the old age home’s vegetable garden and will also share a meal with the residents of iKhaya Loxolo.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event as stated below:

Date: 23 August 2019

Venue: iKhaya Loxolo Old Age Home, Gugulethu, NY1 Steve Biko drive

Time: 10:00

To RSVP, and scheduling of interviews contact:

Siziphiwe Maxengana
Tel:  021 814 8064
E-mail: smaxengana@environment.gov.za

Tshego Letshwiti
Cell: 076 307 9634
E-mail:tletshwiti@environment.gov.za

For all media queries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483