Bringing Madiba magic to Tshwane's homeless

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi will spend her Mandela Day on Tuesday with the homeless in the capital city, Tshwane.

Minister Muthambi will be handing over donated clothing and food parcels to the homeless, and also get an opportunity to share a meal with them. The Minister will also get to understand the challenges and the life stories of the destitute living in the Pretoria CBD when they share their stories with her.

The Minister will be joined by the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF), The National School of Government, Unisa and Export Credit Insurance Corporation and the 2014 SA Idols Winner Vincent Bones.

Some of the work that the TLF foundation is involved in the city includes providing support towards destitute women and young girls, homeless people, as well as residents of inner city social housing projects.

“The organisations will tour the seven different sites managed and run by TLF in the city that house destitute community, in an effort to understand the day to day life of the homeless in the city. 

“The day will end at Burger’s Park lane where it is expected that about 150 homeless people will be served with a lunch meal. It is also at this point of the event that representatives from the mentioned organisations will have an opportunity to interact with the homeless community as part of social integration,” the department said on Sunday.

The department said this partnership intends to explore further collaborations beyond Mandela Day which will be informed by understanding the challenges faced by the TLF in the different projects that they lead in the city. –


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