Attention: News Editors / Journalists / Press Members
Date: 18 March 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Sport, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Nocawe Mafu and MEC, Fezeka Nkomonye will, tomorrow, 19th of March 2021 launch recording studios for audio books at the Mdantsane library in the Eastern Cape.
The recording studios will allow narrators to record books for the visually impaired using high technology equipment that will enable the beneficiaries to borrow and listen to the narration at the comfort of their homes.
The launch, which is in partnership with the South African Library for the Blind (SALB), is part of the celebration of the South African Library Week (SALW) better known as National Library Week, which started on 15 March 2021 till 20 March 2021.
The week long commemorative period is recognised by government where all types of libraries across the country use it as an opportunity to market their service and create awareness on the important role libraries play, advancing literacy, making the basic human right of freedom of access to information a reality and to promote tolerance and respect in society.
The National Library Week is celebrated annually with the aim of raising profile of libraries in South Africa, especially amongst previously disadvantaged communities and this year’s theme is “Libraries Matter!”.
The launch forms part of the Human Rights Month celebrations.
Members of the media are invited to attend the launch as follows:
Date : Friday, 19 March 2021
Time : 10h00
Venue : Mdantsane Library, NU14
For RSVP, contact:
Mr Sivuyile Ngaba
Cell: 071 403 5294
For media queries, contact:
Spokesperson to the MEC
Ms Busisiwe Jemsana-Mantashe
Cell: 071 688 4204
Mr Andile Nduna
Cell: 071 411 4820
Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture – DSRAC E.C -end-