By: Lebohang Sekete, SABC Corporate Communications. First Citizens from Auckland Park and the Gauteng province led by GE: Stakeholder Relations and Provinces Ms. Dudu Mwelase, heeded the call to go out and make a difference in celebration of Mandela's 94th Birthday in the community of Sebokeng, in Vaal, on the 18 July 2012. Sebokeng Hospital got more than a face lift it was longing for, by planting trees and painting the hospital, all thanks to the SABC in partnership with Dulux, Post Office, Avis and Riveria Vaal Country Club who celebrated Mandela Day.
Today, 17th July Matrics Uploaded and SABC Education spent time visiting the children’s home uSindiso Ministries in central Johannesburg as part of reaching out to communities in honour of Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
Takalani Sesame Muppet; Kami will accompany Global TB Ambassador Gerry D Elsdon to Washington to represent South African Children in a live broadcast talk event: Talk on Tuberculosis and HIV, Protecting the Vulnerable Women and Children.
Matrics Uploaded is off on a nationwide tour of Mzansi this year. The Class of 2012 will get the chance to meet the Matrics Uploaded team at various Youth Centres throughout the country where visitors will learn how to become Citizen Journalists.
Today on Siyayinqoba Beat It! a group of young men in Kwazulu/Natal go to the hospital to be circumcised. They speak about why they decided to get circumcised. In the Eastern Cape a young man who is a diabetic tells how he went to a traditional circumcision camp and then became ill and had to be taken to hospital because he was not allowed to drink water at the camp and had to hide his diabetic medication and take it when no-one could see him doing it.