South African radio station Motsweding FM heeded the call to pledge time for community empowerment activities in a bid to honor the world’s most celebrated man, the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. It was Mandela’s (‘Madiba’) birthday on 18 July.
The station treated all listeners to a feast of its five main live broadcasts of Nelson Mandela day activations. It also donated R10, 000 to a local school in Dipudi village in Ganyesa, North West Province on Monday, 13 July. Lindiwe Modise, one of the station’s renowned radio personalities, and the rest of Resemeletse show team were hard at work helping to serve the learners with Kitchen soup.
On 18 July the station carried a live debate on Kopa dilalelo show from University of Johannesburg, where students, academics and members of the community deliberated on the legacy that Madiba has created.
As Nelson Mandela day is in line with SABC’s values to restore human dignity and nation building, Motsweding FM’s Resemeletse show visited Shalleng village in Taung where the station made an appeal to all business people to help in building a preparatory school. This also communicated Nelson Mandela’s plea to inculcate the culture of learning and having an informed society.
“We were very excited to be part of this nation building activity, and with our big footprint in the country and spilling over to Botswana we feel very proud that we were the custodians of Nelson Mandela’s messages to reach out and help disadvantaged communities” said Motsweding FM’s station manager, Sbongile Mtyali.