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Deputy Minister of Communications to hand over satellite television set installations in rural schools: 17 Jul

15 July 2014

15 July 2014

Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will hand over OpenView HD satellite television set installations at J.S. Skenjana Senior Secondary School in Idutywa and Milton Mbekela High School in Qunu on the 17 July 2014. The platform features various learning channels; therefore this intervention will enhance the learning experience and enable learners to be part of the digital global village.

Since 2013, the Deputy Minister in partnership with Platco Digital has been working on a Social Responsibility Programme to rollout satellite television sets in rural schools throughout the country. In the Eastern Cape specifically, ten schools have benefitted from the programme.

To commemorate International Mandela Day, Deputy Minister will also join the Chief Mandla Mandela for the unveiling of a Mandela statue. This will take place at Mandela School of Technology in Mveso, Eastern Cape on 18 July 2014.

All media are invited to attend the event as follows
Date: 17 July 2014
Time: 09h00
Venue: J.S. Skenjana Senior Secondary School, Idutywa

Media programme
Part One: Hand over at J.S. Skenjana School
09h30 – Media arrival and registration
10h30 – Technical Media briefing
10h30 – Photo opportunity
11h20 - Keynote address by the Deputy Minister
11h40 – Vote of thanks by Chief Mandla Mandela

Part Two: Handover at Milton Mbekela High School in Qunu
12h30 – Photo opportunity
13h00 - Address by the Deputy Minister
13h20 - Vote of thanks by Chief Mandla Mandela

All members of the media should RSVP to Yolisa Blom on 072 130 9893 or

Nthabeleng Mokitimi
Contact: 081 308 0193

Issued by the Department of Communications

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