Media release

Launch of Nobuntu MPCC: 24 March 2000

22 March 2000

22 March 2000

Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS), together with the Western Cape Provincial Government and other stakeholders will launch the Nobuntu Multi-purpose Community Centre (MPCC) on Friday 24 March 2000 (see programme).

The Nobuntu MPCC situated in Zwelethemba, near Worcester, was initiated by the Western Cape Provincial Department of Social Services in consultation with the local RDP forum. The centre was established to promote the development of social services and make them accessible to previously disadvantaged communities. The centre is a striking example of how partnerships between government, the private sector, and local communities are necessary towards the realisation of government’s vision of a better life for all.

The MPCC will render services by government, NGO’s and community based organisations. These include:

  • Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
  • The Western Cape Department of Social Services
  • Child and Family Welfare Society
  • Cancer Association of South Africa
  • Institute for the Blind
  • Institute for the Deaf
  • Worcester Municipality

The aim is to provide strategic one-stop information centres providing communities with useful government information on their rights and obligations as citizens. From this knowledge citizens will access available opportunities and know specific campaigns, and the policies and activities of government affecting them. Government will assess information needs of communities and develop ways of meeting them. It will also identify appropriate media for each area and use them to meet the identified information needs.

Mack Lewele
Tel: 012 314 2175

Alameen Kafaar
Tel: 021 421 5071
Cell: 083 253 5266

Lolo Maphophe
Tel: 012 314 2148
Cell: 082 474 0107

Issued by Government Communication (GCIS)

Programme: Launch of Nobuntu MPCC, 24 March 2000

Zweletemba Sport Stadion

09:30 Guests arriving
  Master of Ceremonies, Derrick Schroeder
09:50 Worcester Adult Choir
10:00 Mayoral Welcome and Address, Ebrahim Wehr
10:15 Overview of Multi Purpose Centres, Virginia Peterse
10:30 Zweletemba Adult Choir
10:45 GCIS’s commitment to MPCCs, Chris Vick
11:00 National Minister
11:30 Worcester Women’s Choir, Correctional Services
11:45 Word of Thanks: Chairperson of Unobuntu MPCC Committee,Kennedy Rampeng
12:00 Choir
  Refreshments for community members to be served at sport stadium
12:00 Invited guests moving to Centre for ribbon cutting ceremo

Nobuntu MPCC

Only invited guests who RSVP to attend

12:30 Introduction to Ribbon cutting
  Cutting of Ribbon (Photo Opportunity)
12:45 Lunch is served at the Unobuntu Hall
13:15 Displays, Exhibitions at the One Stop Integrated Service Delivery Centre
14:00 Guard Dog Training Display,Correctional Services - Brandvlei
  Horse Display
  Jazz Band, Local Grou


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