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Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit “Mandela Day” Container Library

17 July 2013

On Thursday, 18 July 2013, in celebration of Mandela Day, Minister of Education Donald Grant will be visiting the “Mandela Day” container library at the V&A Waterfront.

The minister will be reading to learners from Alpine Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain and will assist the volunteers in assembling reading supplements and materials for learners.

The initiative is a joint venture by the Shine Reading Centre, Breadline Africa and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

As part of the 2013 Mandela Month celebrations, the Mandela Day Container library has been placed at the Waterfront to create awareness around reading and the benefits of container libraries for learners.

The container library was placed at the Waterfront on 1 July, with a dedicated staff member who has been reading to children who enter the library. In August, Alpine Primary School will be the recipients of the container library.

Date: 18 July 2013
Venue: “Pop-up” library (container) in front of the clock tower, right by the entrance to Robben Island Tours, V&A Waterfront.

Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Casey
Spokesperson for Minister Donald Grant
Tel: 021 467 2377
Cell: 072 7241422
Fax: 021 425 3616