Arts and Culture officially opens Nkantolo Modular Library in Mbizana

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25 Oct 2014

The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi and MEC Pemmy Majodina will officially open the Nkantolo Modular Library on Monday, 27 October 2014 in Nkantolo Village, Mbizana, Eastern Cape.

The official opening will form part of the broader celebrations in honour of Oliver Reginald Tambo (OR Tambo) as October is his birth month. OR Tambo was born on 27 October 1917; he was an anti – apartheid activist, a teacher, lawyer, president and chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a central figure in the ANC and he died on 24 April 1993.  In celebration of his life, the event coincides with his birthday and will also mark the closing of the O.R Tambo month.

The Department of Arts and Culture leads government’s objective of promoting the culture of reading and writing as well as access to information.

Recently, during a service delivery protest in Nkantolo, OR Tambo Legacy Project was torched to ashes, resulting in the burning down of two rondavels, loss of priceless artefacts and documents, including the statue of Tambo at the Garden of Remembrance.

We call upon all citizens especially the youth of our country and all youth structures and formations to rise up and protect our service delivery facilities aimed at assisting communities such as libraries, legacy projects and information centres as they are the gateways to the future.

Media is invited to attend the opening ceremony as follows:

Date    : 27 October 2014                

Time    : 09:00             

Venue  : Nkantolo Modular Library, Nkantolo Village, Mbizana, Eastern Cape

RSVP: Teresa Magidela 012 441 3626 or 072 222 3169, TeresaM@dac.gov.za

Enquiries: Peter Mbelengwa: Spokesperson for the Deputy Minister 082 611 8197 / petermb@dac.gov.za or Teresa Magidela