Mandela Day 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
As people from all over the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week, staff of Emperors Palace and members of the Peermont Community Benefit Trust (PCBT) paid tribute to Madiba’s legacy by bringing about change at Seotloana Primary School in Tembisa. One of the changes made was the refurbishment of the school’s library which was officially reopened on Mandela Day, Wednesday, July 18 by PCBT Trustee, Vusi Zwane, Seotloana’s Principal, Hilary Ramokgopa, PCBT Chairperson, Tshidi Madima, Peermont Human Resources Executive, Fihliwe Nkomo and Peermont CEO, Nigel Atherton. Apart from the library revamp, the Trust also provided funding for the school’s Grade R programme including sponsoring a classroom and sensory garden to help the children learn about nature through smell, taste, sight, feel and touch. In addition Palace of Dreams staff visited the school on Mandela Day to do some much needed painting and cleaning and to interact with the learners through games and face painting while also providing lunch for the children.