DATE: 30 OCTOBER 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATTENTION: NEWS DESKS AND EDITORS
SUBJECT: CCMA NELSON MANDELA LEGACY PROJECT OFFICIAL HANDOVER
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will on Thursday, 31 October 2019, visit the Baby Lovers Blessings in Port Elizabeth as part of the CCMA’s Nelson Mandela Legacy Programme. CCMA Governing Body Chairperson, Makhulu Ledwaba and Acting National Senior Commissioner: Dispute Resolution, Marius Kotze will as part of the programme, officially handover a cheque valued at R35 750 to Baby Lovers Blessing.
Baby Lovers Blessings is a beacon of hope and a true blessing to less fortunate mothers and babies residing in and around Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape. This Non-Profit Organisation believes that all babies should have a dignified arrival into life.
Baby Lovers Blessings provides mothers and their newly born babies with support and basic essentials after birth. They prepare care packs for the mother consisting of sanitary pads, soap and underwear and a hamper for the baby containing a blanket, baby romper, toiletries and other necessities to make the mother-baby journey a pleasant and memorable one.
Their impact was a strong motivation to qualify them as a beneficiary of the CCMA Indaba 2018 Nelson Mandela Legacy Programme – as nominated by the CCMA Port Elizabeth Office.
Through this initiative, the CCMA seeks to make everyday a Mandela Day through a tangible and positive impact to South African Communities. The CCMA Nelson Mandela Legacy Programme is a pledge of funds from CCMA Employees and the following community projects have since benefited:
- 2014 - Ngqayizivele Primary School in Umlazi wherein the CCMA was instrumental in establishing an onsite library/learning centre.
- 2015 – Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in Cape Town was the beneficiary the money raised was used to renovate the hospitals kitchen.
- 2016 – Sechaba Community Care Facility in Etwatwa, Dayveton.
- 2017 – Aunty Sally’s soup kitchen in Vryburg North West.
Journalist are invited to cover the event to take place as follows:
Venue: CCMA Port Elizabeth Regional Offices, 97 Govan Mbeki Avenue, 1st Floor Truworths Building
Date: 31 October 2019
The CCMA and Baby Lovers Blessings will make a distribution at Sanford Clinic, Dora Nginza Hospital & West End Clinic
RSVPs to Mr. Dumisani Mavundla, External Communications Officer, Email: DumisaniM@CCMA.org.za , Tel: 011 377 6674/ 0724142494
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