Attention: News Editors / Journalists / Press Members

Date: 03 December 2021


The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture MEC, Fezeka Nkomonye will open a special library linked to the former struggle stalwart, Nelson Mandela. This as the country commemorates 8 years since his passing.

The commemoration is being held under the theme: Commemorating the life and times of Nelson Mandela through music in the year of Charlotte Maxeke.

The library, which will be opened in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Museum will preserve the legacy of the former statesman. It will offer specialized resource information on specific subjects with an objective to meet and deliver specialized services to a particular niche.

The library will cater for vast audience in the OR Tambo district including children, academics, politicians and students. At a time when the country is dealing with a global pandemic, South Africans are urged to hang on to the resilient spirit of utata uNelson Mandela and keep his legacy alive.

MEC Nkomonye says the department continues to encourage a reading nation through building libraries and encouraging reading clubs across the province.

Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:

Date   : 05 December 2021                                   

Time   : 10h00                                                                     

Venue: Nelson Mandela Museum, Bhunga Building, Mthatha

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                         



Nelson Mandela Museum

Manager Public Engagement and Marketing

Ms Nontlahla Tandwa                                

Cell: 072 791 3493                         


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DSRAC Communications

 Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture – DSRAC E.C -end-

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