On Friday 18 July, staff from UP and members of the Morokolong community Hammanskraal converged at the Tshedimosetso Community Development Centre to celebrate Mandela Day. At the beginning of June the Department of Facilities Management in collaboration with the Department of University Relations embarked on various projects to renovate the centre.

The projects included renovations of offices, the library, the sick room, classrooms and the community hall. A new toilet facility which would be connected to the local sewerage system was added to the building.

Furniture, books and toys were donated to the day-care section of the centre. UP staff members established a vegetable garden at the back of the building and painted the interior walls of the centre.

The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) partnered up with Julian Hewitt to paint four shacks and help build a house in Phomolong, Mamelodi. The intention of this outreach was to build a stronger relationship between the DSA staff as well as with community members in Phomolong. Hewitt made international news in 2013 when he and his family lived in a shack in Mamelodi for a month.

 

Information sourced from up.ac.za
Image: Carel Willemse

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