South Africa: Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete Hands Over School Uniforms to Learners At Frankfort

Today Deputy Minister Mrs. Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation in collaboration with the Department of Social Development, Amathole District and Amahlathi Local Municipalities as well as South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) handed over sets of school uniforms to the learners at Zamukukhanya Lower and Higher Primary School in Frankfort.

A total of 102 learners received sets of brand new school uniforms. This came as a result of the merger between Zamukukhanya and another school from Hokwana Village within Frankfort. The intervention was made to bring uniformity in the school because the learners’ parents could not afford to buy the new uniform. With the assistance of SASSA, the department managed to secure uniforms for learners that joined the school.

Further, 100 community members also received hippo water rollers and another 100 were given 20l buckets to carry water. The criteria focused on the elderly and sick people who are really struggling. The Deputy Minister pleaded with the community of Frankfort to conserve water especially because there is drought and rain is scarce. The Deputy Minister promised to give the school water tanks to harvest rain water and promote water conservation.

Source: South African Government.