Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to hoist the flag and officially open R5 Million Prince Alfred’s Hamlet Library, Western Cape

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13 Nov 2014

Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, together with the MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will officially open the R5 million Prince Alfred’s Hamlet Community Library on Friday, 14 November 2014, in Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, Witzenberg Municipality, Western Cape.

The National Department of Arts and Culture allocated an amount of R5 million to the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport towards the building of the Prince Alfred’s Hamlet Library through the Community Library Conditional Grant. The Department of Arts and Culture will transfer in total R126 million to the Western Cape Province for 2014/2015 financial year to build more libraries through the Community Library Conditional Grant. These funds are transferred quarterly to all the provinces. To date all the provinces have received 3 of their 4 payment tranches for the year.

The official opening of the library will be preceded by the flag hoisting ceremony at St Marks Primary School as part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s Flag in every School programme. The Department committed to spend close to R34 million to put flags in all schools to inculcate the spirit of patriotism and the love for our country as well as to promote nation building, national identity and social cohesion.

This programme involves amongst others, hoisting of the National Flag, the correct etiquette of singing the National Anthem, the recital of the Preamble of the Constitution by the learners, distribution of the South African hand flags and publications on national symbols as well as the CD Tool Kit on how to sing the National Anthem.

Media is invited to attend the events as follows:

Session 1:    Flag hoisting

Date             : 14 November 2014

Venue           : St Marks Primary School, Witzenberg Municipality

Time             : 08:00

Session 2:    Official Opening of the Library

Date             :14 November 2014

Time             :11:00

Venue           :1Meul Street, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, Witzenburg municipality

RSVP and media enquiries: Peter Mbelengwa–Spokesperson for the Deputy Minister 082 611 8197/ petermb@dac.gov.za