Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Plettenberg Bay

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Kwanokuthula

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Nature's Valley

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Wittedrift

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

The Crags

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Green Valley

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

New Horizons

Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Harkerville

Thursday°C

Important numbers

Emergency Hotline0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care)044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private)072 054 9110
Law Enforcement044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177
Hide -
Home Report Fraud Contact us Show

Weather

Plettenberg Bay
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

Kwanokuthula
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

Nature's Valley
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

Wittedrift
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

The Crags
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

Green Valley
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

New Horizons
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Weather

Harkerville
Thursday°C
Thu
Thu
Thu
Thu

Important numbers

Emergency Hotline 0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline 021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care) 044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue 044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
Law Enforcement 044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177
18 March 2021

DEPUTY MAYOR REACHES OUT TO ASSIST YOUTH AND LEARNERS

Media Advisory

The Office of the Executive Deputy Mayor of the Bitou Municipality, Cllr Sandiso Gcabayi, have recently ran several outreach programs. These programs were largely focussed on providing humanitarian relief members of the Plettenberg Bay community.

Firstly, the Deputy Mayor’s Office undertook the Right to Learn Campaign that was done in partnership with the Library Services. They visited and donated books and other learning material to some of the underprivileged schools in Plettenberg Bay. This is aimed at ensuring that the doors of learning are opened to even the needy children from our community.

As part of the outreach programs in schools, the Deputy Mayor visited Kwanokuthula Primary school to give needy and deserving learners some learning material. However, the Executive Deputy Mayor was touched by a sad story of one Grade 4 learner that could not attend school because she had no uniform. Her family home (a shack) burned down and they lost everything in the fire. The Deputy Mayor made sure that he delivered the full Uniform, Shoes Socks, Shirt and school Jersey to the learner. She is now back at school and able to learn like all other learners.

The office of the Deputy Mayor also helped the students of the South Cape College. The Deputy Mayor was consulted about the situation of South Cape College Students who had challenges with the National Financial Aid Scheme (NFSAS). Due to the non-payment of allowances by NSFAS, a large number of students were left stranded with no access to some of the most basic needs. In order to assist the Deputy Mayor’s office engaged various stakeholders and was able to donate toiletry, sanitary towels and food items (fresh vegetables, meat, starch and canned foods).

This gesture from the Deputy Mayor and the entire Bitou Municipality was well received by the Management and Student Body of the South Cape College.

It should be noted that the “Right to Learn Campaign is an ongoing program which aims to reach on previously disadvantage schools in Plettenberg Bay.

ISSUED BY THE BITOU COMMUNICATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF THE BITOU MUNICIPALITY ON THE 18 MARCH 2021 AT 13H00

Last published 23 March 2021