Staff members are ready to make life a little easier for the learners of Moletsabangwe Primary School in Mahikeng by donating sanitary towels and shoes on Mandela Day.


They are from left Christopher Motabogi (Corporate Communication), Tshepisho Sebeela (Stakeholder Relations), Jim Molautsi (director for student life) and Aobakwe Ditshetelo (NWU alumnus).

Opening their hearts and wallets, staff members from Stakeholder Relations deliver shoes and sanitary towels at Boitirelo Primary School in Ikageng. Posing with some of the school’s teachers are in front from left René Vermeulen, Mpho Malefane and Christi Cloete. In the back are Abigail Leshope (centre) and Thandi Ralekgetho (far right).

Alumni offices spread goodwill on Mandela Day

Bonolo stands in the doorway, waving goodbye to her younger brother who is braving the winter cold barefoot today because he has outgrown his school shoes. Bonolo sighs. She isn’t going to school this morning as she can’t afford to buy sanitary products.

Learners from Tsoaranang Primary School in Sharpeville proudly wear their new school shoes.

For many of us, this scenario seems unthinkable, but for thousands of South African learners it is the unfortunate reality.


This year, in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, the NWU’s three alumni offices honoured Madiba’s legacy by buying R5 000 worth of shoes and sanitary products for schools with learners in need.


The goods were divided equally across the three campuses, with each campus identifying a school most in need.


The campus in Vanderbijlpark identified Tsoaranang Primary School in Sharpeville and in Mahikeng the choice was Moletsabangwe Primary School in Moletsabangwe. In Potchefstroom, the beneficiary was Boitirelo Primary School in Ikageng.




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