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Game on for Mountain Dew with Sponsorship of Three Powerhouse Global ...

DEW increases gaming support with professional franchises Team Dignitas, Splyce and Team SK Gaming

PURCHASE, New York, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mountain Dew® welcomed three global esports powerhouses – Team Dignitas, Splyce and Team SK Gaming – to its growing esports platform. These new partnerships will provide gamers around the globe with exclusive content and access to some of the best gamers and esports celebrities in the world via the Mountain Dew Twitch channel, www.twitch.tv/mtndew.

Game on for Mountain Dew with Sponsorship of Three Powerhouse Global Esports Teams

Team Dignitas is the renowned, international esports team owned and managed by the Philadelphia 76ers. Splyce is headquartered in the U.S. and partners with Delaware North and the Boston Bruins, and Team SK Gaming is based in Germany and is one of the oldest and largest esports teams in the world. Mountain Dew selected these teams for their innovative style, achievements and ultimately their embodiment of the DEW brand ethos.

“We are excited to expand our support of esports through these partnerships with three world-class teams,” says Manos Spanos, global senior marketing director, Mountain Dew. “Industry-first partnerships and authentic integrations that align with core Mountain Dew values and resonate with gamers and DEW Nation will continue to inspire us as a business.”

In 2016, Mountain Dew created the Mountain Dew League (MDL), a professional competitive gaming league designed with one purpose in mind: helping amateur gamers become pros. In partnership with ESL, the world’s largest esports company, Mountain Dew and E-Sports Entertainment Association League (ESEA) provide amateur gaming teams the opportunity to qualify directly for a place in the ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Pro League.

Following its successful inaugural year, MDL is back for another season with more teams, one-of-a-kind content, training sessions and player spotlights – all designed to help players elevate their gaming skills. This season of the MDL can be viewed on Twitch,  https://www.twitch.tv/esea, every Tuesday through Thursday.

Mountain Dew has been a major player in the gaming world since 2003, not only by introducing its signature Game Fuel flavor but by initiating partnerships with popular titles, systems and gaming platforms such as Twitch. Mountain Dew will continue to push boundaries and explore new territories in gaming to be able to provide casual, amateur and professional gamers with unique experiences, trainings and opportunities.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

About Team Dignitas

Team Dignitas is an international eSports team with one of the most iconic and recognizable brands in the professional gaming industry. Managed by gaming industry veterans Chairman Greg Richardson, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Kemp and President Michael O’Dell, Team Dignitas’ highly talented and dedicated international squad of players are recognized across the globe for tournament winning endeavors. Team Dignitas’ innovative and authentic brand position offers a premier opportunity for partners seeking a direct portal into the gaming and eSports market. Team Dignitas was originally formed in September 2003 with the merger of two Battlefield 1942 teams. In September 2016, the new Team Dignitas merged with League of Legends powerhouse Team Apex and was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. Team Dignitas joins a family of innovative and competitive holdings owned by an investor group led by Managing General Partner Josh Harris and Co-Managing Partner David Blitzer, which includes the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, Crystal Palace of the Premier League and the Prudential Center, a 18,000 seat, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena in Newark, N.J.

About Splyce

Founded in 2015, Splyce is one of the top professional esports organizations in the world. Its players compete across nine of the biggest titles in Europe, North America, Latin America and South Korea. Recently, Splyce partnered with Delaware North and the Boston Bruins in order to utilize the resources of traditional sports to bolster the growing organization. With a mission to become the first locally based team in the New England region, Splyce is creating a local fanbase through fan engagement, local events and a Boston focused strategy in North America. Splyce is a North American organization with a true global reach. Bearing notable results in games such as Call of Duty (Worlds Grand Finalist, current World League Champions), World of Warcraft (World Champions), League of Legends (European Grand Finalists) and Starcraft 2 (World Champions in all three premier leagues), Splyce has cemented itself as a force to be reckoned with in competitive gaming.

About SK Gaming

SK Gaming is a leading eSports organization and one of the world’s most recognized brands in competitive video gaming. Founded in 1997, Schroet Kommando has grown from a passionate group of friends into a successful eSports business with offices in Cologne, Germany, and Los Angeles, California.

In the past two decades, SK Gaming managed to win more than 60 major championship titles and millions in prize money earnings across a variety of disciplines. SK dominated several eSports titles with the legendary Swedish Counter-Strike team, Quake superstar rapha, the FIFA twins, its long-standing Warcraft III division or the Brazilian Global Offensive heroes of today, among others. Along the way, SK developed some of the most iconic personalities in eSports history and pioneered the industry on multiple frontiers, both as an ambitious competitor and an innovative business.

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Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala Honors Helzberg Diamonds, David Oyelowo ...

LAS VEGAS, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On the eve of the opening of the worlds largest diamond and jewelry trade show, JCK Las Vegas, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) raised over $1,060,000 to provide scholarships and assistance to empower young people globally. Anna Martin, D.E.F President and V.P. Global Development and Beneficiary, GIA, said: “This event symbolizes the collective good the diamond and jewelry industry continues to do in communities around the world where they do business. Not enough consumers are aware of this positive fact.” http://www.diamondsdogood.com/all-stories/

Diamond Empowerment Fund President Anna Martin with Diamonds Do Good Honorees Her Excellency Graca Machel, Actor and Social Justice Advocate David Oyelowo, Helzberg Diamonds CEO Beryl Raff

Over 450 industry leaders were in attendance hailing from China, India, Russia, Botswana, South Africa, Coté D’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

“This gala more than any event reveals the consistent passion and love of the diamond industry to help improve the quality of life of millions of people internationally,” emphasized Dr. Benjamin Chavis, co-founder of D.E.F.

Kansas City, Missouri-based Helzberg Diamonds was awarded the Diamonds Do Good Corporate Legacy of Philanthropy Award for their outstanding contributions in bettering communities across the United States. “We are in the business of celebrating love,” says Bery Raff, CEO of Helzberg Diamonds. “As a business we share this love by building up communities across the nation.”

An award winning actor and global philanthropist, David was awarded the Diamonds Do Good International Vanguard Award for his dedication to empower communities in Africa. “Enabling girls to be educated will change the dynamics of persistent poverty in countries like Nigeria where out of a staggering 10.5 million out-of-school children, the majority are girls,” says Oyelowo.

Graca Machel, former first Lady of Mozambiqu and South Africa and and the widow of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, was awarded the Diamonds Do Good Global Humanitarian Award for her international leadership to transform the lives of women and girls throughout the world. Says Machel, “I am incredibly humbled to represent the millions of minds, hearts and hands that have sown seeds over the years to empower Africa’s women and children. I graciously receive this Global Humanitarian Award from the Diamond Empowerment Fund on behalf of those who have worked tirelessly with me to accelerate social change.”

Sadhvi Shilapiji, headmaster of Veerayatan’s colleges based in Gujarat, India, also was a guest presenter who thanked D.E.F for supporting the education of the youth of India.

The event marked the 10th anniversary of the Diamond Empowerment Fund which was co-founded by Russell Simmons, visionary and business mogul, after inspiration and encouragement from Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel in their home in Mozambique.

“Without the help of the Botswana Top Achievers program and the Diamond Empowerment Fund I would not have been able to be pursuing my PH.D in geodetic science which involves using satellite positions to find gravity over the earth,” said student scholar Nlingi Habana.

Lead sponsors of the Diamonds Do Good Gala included Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, the De Beers Group of Companies, Signet Jewelers (Kays Jewelers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Zales Jewelers), Le Vian and Rosy Blue.

About the Diamond Empowerment Fund:

The Diamond Empowerment Fund is a global non-profit based in New York City to empower youth from diamond communities around the world through access to higher education. Its beneficiaries include: Veerayatan, based in Gujarat, India is a model for encouraging development of responsible citizens who are educated, have strong integrity and a motivation to give back to their community. D.E.F  supports students attending its colleges of Pharmacy, Business Administration and Engineering; The Botswana Top Achievers  program provides the top high school students countrywide the opportunity to study at a university of their choice worldwide. Graduates then return to Botswana to contribute to its economic, social and political development; The African Leadership Academy, a university preparatory school in Johannesburg, South Africa, founded on the belief that ethical leadership is the key to sustainable development on the continent and drawing students from all 54 countries in Africa. To find out more information visit http://www.diamondempowerment.org.

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CONTACT: Nancy Orem Lyman, Phone: (212) 359-4219, Mobile: (914) 319-9141, n.lyman@diamondempowerment.org

De jeunes leaders se rassemblent pour trouver des solutions ...

ACCRA, Ghana, 6 juin 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Plus de 130 jeunes leaders africains se sont rencontrés à Accra, au Ghana, du 31 mai au 1er juin pour travailler sur des solutions répondant aux défis difficiles rencontrés dans leurs pays et communautés.

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Lors de la Conférence régionale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (West Africa Regional Conference), qui rentre dans le cadre de la Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, ces jeunes spécialistes ont collaboré avec leurs pairs pour partager des solutions destinées à approfondir leur engagement avec les jeunes et les communautés. Au cours de la compétition de présentations de la conférence, les boursiers ont eu l’occasion de présenter leurs projets et idées de pointe à des partenaires commerciaux potentiels, dont Rainbow Consult, Kwese TV, Rendeavour, nFortics, Africa Internship Academy et The CSR Training Institute.

Laud Anthony Basing, un boursier de la Mandela Washington basé au Ghana, a remporté la compétition avec sa présentation novatrice d’une trousse pour pertes vaginales, un outil de diagnostic vaginal autoadministré qui se connecte à une application mobile pour traiter les infections et améliorer les résultats sanitaires des femmes d’Afrique de l’Ouest.

« La compétition de présentations et la bourse ont fourni une plateforme importante pour présenter mon produit, obtenir des commentaires importants, trouver des partenaires et acquérir des investisseurs », a expliqué Basing. D’autres présentations comprenaient une entreprise de vêtements pour personnes handicapées, une entreprise de tourisme culinaire, une banque d’outils communautaires polyvalents et un projet d’alphabétisation communautaire.

De jeunes dirigeants africains issus de 21 pays ont assisté à la conférence, dont le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cap-Vert, le Cameroun, le Tchad, la Côte d’Ivoire, la Guinée équatoriale, le Gabon, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Libéria, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Nigéria, São Tomé et Príncipe, le Sénégal, la Sierra Leone et le Togo.

L’ambassadeur des États-Unis au Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, a exhorté les boursiers à continuer à faire des progrès en soulignant que « l’innovation est ce qui est nécessaire pour changer le visage du continent et les leaders sont ceux qui refusent d’abandonner face aux défis ».

Le Dr Patrick Awuah, fondateur et président de l’Ashesi University College, a prononcé le discours d’ouverture et a rappelé aux boursiers que « la personnalité d’un leader deviendra le destin d’une nation ».

La bourse Mandela Washington Fellowship fait venir dans les universités américaines 1000 jeunes spécialistes africains issus de tout le continent pour assister à des formations de leadership pendant six semaines. Les boursiers, qui sont sélectionnés de façon compétitive, représentent la génération émergente d’entrepreneurs, de leaders communautaires et de fonctionnaires qui travaillent pour façonner l’avenir de l’Afrique.

Les boursiers ont également présenté la façon dont ils traitent les problèmes communautaires pour soutenir l’esprit d’entreprise, mettre fin au chômage des jeunes et favoriser le développement économique.

Theo Sowa, PDG du Fonds africain pour le développement des femmes, a encouragé les boursiers à comprendre l’importance de la collaboration actuelle et future. « Le leadership n’est pas une question d’individu. Il s’agit du collectif et du travail en commun ».

USAID et IREX soutiennent les boursiers de la Mandela Washington en Afrique lorsqu’ils ont terminé la partie américaine de la bourse, avec des possibilités de développement professionnel continu, un mentorat, une mise en réseau et une formation pour faire avancer ces jeunes leaders tout au long de leurs efforts professionnels, car ils contribuent à créer un avenir meilleur pour l’Afrique et qu’ils forgent des relations plus approfondies avec des homologues aux États-Unis.

« Grâce à la bourse, ces jeunes leaders peuvent s’engager et construire des relations, des pratiques commerciales et de gouvernance transparente qui sont essentielles pour que les entreprises africaines et américaines puissent entrer et prospérer sur les marchés émergents », a déclaré Taleb Salhab, le vice-président des programmes internationaux chez IREX.

Les photos et les vidéos de la conférence sont disponibles en ligne.

Mot-clic : #MWFCon17

Alex Cole, directeur des communications stratégiques, IREX
acole@irex.org

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Syria: As airstrikes hit Raqqa, UN sounds alarm over plight of ...

The United Nations humanitarian wing today said it is deeply concerned for the safety and protection of more than 400,000 civilians who continue to be exposed to daily fighting and airstrikes in Syria's war-torn Raqqa Governorate.

The humanitarian situation in Al-Raqqa governorate remains dire, with the majority of the population reportedly facing critical problems in meeting their immediate needs, Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the UN Nations Information Service in Geneva on behalf of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told reporters at today's regular press briefing.

She also reiterated the UN's call for unconditional, unimpeded and sustained access to those affected by the fighting in Raqqa, and more broadly to the 4.5 million who are still in hard-to-reach areas across the war-torn country.

Turning to the internally displaced (IDPs), she pointed out that more than 160,000 people have been displaced since 1 May with the situation on the ground remaining fluid. There are some 87,200 in the Ar-Raqqa governorate; nearly 37,000 in Aleppo; over 33,400 in Idlib; and smaller numbers in Hama, Deir-ez-Zor and Homs.

On 3 June, three internally displaced people, including a pregnant woman, had been reportedly killed by a landmine. On 4 June, airstrikes on the al-Mashlab neighbourhood in Raqqa city had reportedly resulted in the destruction of two schools while mortar shelling in the vicinity of another school injured several people, she said.

Ms. Vellucci stated that since March, UN agencies continued to provide multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance through their local partners � such as food, medical treatment and vaccinations throughout Raqqa, including IDPs in camps.

Some 60,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon in Jordan could lose assistance

For its part, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sounded the alarm that humanitarian programmes supporting Syrian refugees and their host communities are quickly running out of resources.

Citing critical gaps in Lebanon and Jordan, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told journalists in Geneva that vital parts of its response to Syrian refugees were critically underfunded.

Despite generous pledges, humanitarian programmes in support of Syrian refugee and communities hosting them are quickly running out of resources. The situation is most dramatic in Lebanon and Jordan where a number of direct cash assistance activities could dry up in less than four weeks, he said.

Those who fled to Jordan face stark challenges.

Refugees tell our staff that UNHCR monthly cash support means a meal a day, a better roof, their dignity. Now they fear losing everything. Many say would prefer to go back to Syria to die if they stop receiving this assistance, continued Mr. Mahecic.

In Lebanon, where UNHCR urgently needs $116 million, direct cash assistance programmes for refugees will be affected first.

These include a lifeline of multi-purpose cash for 30,000 Syrian refugee families, a winter cash assistance for two months for another 174,000 families and protection cash assistance for 1,500 refugee households to help them overcome periods of hardship, he continued.

The funding gap also jeopardises 65,000 life-saving secondary health care interventions and support to UNHCR's and the Lebanese Authorities' capacity to issue and renew documentation for refugees, following a recent decision to waive the residency renewal fees which most refugees could not afford, Mr. Mahecic added.

Mid-way through this year, the $4.6 billion inter-agency appeal to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees across the Middle East and North Africa is only 18 per cent funded.

Source: UN News Centre

Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi on PRASA tenders

Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi was never conflicted in PRASA tenders

Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has noted with utter dismay and deep disappointment a news report published by News24.com that insinuates that he improperly benefited from PRASA tenders.

The office of the Deputy Minister cooperated fully with the reporter, Mr Pieter-Louis Myburgh, and provided him with all the necessary clarifications to show that a conflict of interest situation never arose during his tenure as Chairperson of the PRASA Board.

Given the comprehensive responses provided by the Deputy Minister, it is with complete shock that the he notes the tenor and slant of the article that was published by News24 on 5 June 2017. The Deputy Minister would like to once again reiterate and place it on the record that he has never used his position as chairperson of the PRASA board to influence procurement decisions in favour of any company associated with him or his family.

All organisations that the Deputy Minister has served have sound Conflict of Interest policies that are meant to prevent the decision makers from influencing the outcome of transactions in a manner that leads to undue benefit for themselves or their connected persons.

In line with the Conflict of Interest Polices of the boards and organizations that the Deputy Minister has served, he has always annually or biannually, in line with the policies, declared all companies where he was a director or shareholder. Secondly,

all meetings have a standing agenda which calls for declaration of interest on the matters appearing on the agenda that day. If anything comes up, where a participant in the meeting sees something that may conflict him/her, there he/she must declare it. The meeting decides whether you continue in the meeting or not. Whenever the conflict is seen as material, the conflicted party would be recused from such decisions.

In his response to the specific enquiries by Mr Pieter-Louis Myburgh on perceived conflict of interest while he served on PRASA's board, the Deputy Minister clarified as follows:

1. I was never the COO or Executive director of Sebenza

2. I was a non-executive director at some stage at Sebenza and an executive at Makana (you may contact those entities for records of dates).

3. I am one of 15 beneficiaries of Mboneni Trust, which is a 14.5% shareholder of Autshumatu

4. I am also one of 9 shareholders of Sihayo Investments, which is a 22.5% shareholder in Autshumatu

5. Autshumatu owns 18.5% of Makana investments Corporation

6. Makana owns 55% of Sebenza

7. I was never in a meeting that decided to award any work to Sebenza by PRASA

8. I never influenced any decision to award work to Sebenza

9. I received no personal gratification from any of the entities you have mentioned in your questions (Sebenza, Swifambo, Inala) in relation to any contracts they have had with PRASA directly or indirectly

10. I played no role in the business relationships or transactions between PRASA, Swifambo, Sebenza or Inala

Deputy Minister Buthelezi has always performed his duties, within both the public and private sector, with the utmost integrity. He continues to uphold the same propriety and integrity in his current capacity as Deputy Minister of Finance.

As someone who has served as executive and non-executive director in different media institutions such as Kaya FM, Igagasi FM and Heart 104 FM, I am a firm believer in media freedom. I believe that the media should be given the necessary space and cooperation to do its work without fear or favour. On the other hand, the media has the responsibility to ensure that their reports are presented in a truthful manner. Facts should not be deliberately twisted to create sensation, said Deputy Minister Buthelezi.

Source: Government of South Africa

South Africa’s Economy Falls Into Recession

JOHANNESBURG � South Africa's economy - one of Africa's biggest - is in recession.

A 0.7 percent decline in GDP in the first quarter of this year followed a 0.3 percent contraction in the last quarter of 2016, meeting the definition of a recession as two or more quarters of negative growth, the South African government said Tuesday.

The country's economy was already struggling with official unemployment of 27.7 percent, as well as financial fallout from scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma.

This year, Fitch and Standard & Poor's lowered South Africa's credit rating to below investment grade after Zuma fired Pravin Gordhan, a finance minister seen by many South Africans as a bulwark against alleged corruption at top levels of government. Calls for Zuma to resign have increased within the ruling African National Congress party, fueling uncertainty about the country's leadership.

Citing leaked emails, South African media have reported on the alleged influence of the Gupta family, Indian immigrant businessmen with close ties to Zuma who have been accused of trying to manipulate the government for financial gain.

It is a toxic combination of policy uncertainty and grand corruption which has led us to this point, Mmusi Maimane, leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said after the recession was announced.

Trade fell by 5.9 percent and manufacturing declined by 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, said Statistics South Africa, a government agency. The sector comprising finance, transport, trade, government and personal services logged its first quarter of decline since 2009, when South Africa was swept up in the global financial crisis, it said.

Agriculture posted growth in a possible sign of recovery from a harsh drought, and mining grew partly because of a production increase in gold and platinum, according to the agency.

Source: Voice of America

Justice and Constitutional Development commemorates Child Protection ...

Justice learns of children Challenges during 2017 Child Protection Week Closure

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development North West Region rolled up sleeves as they visited the length and breadth of Ratlou Local Municipality to commemorate 2017 Child Protection Week. The week long campaign that started on Friday May 26 came to an end on June 2, 2017 at Setlagole Village.

The outreach came as result of public outcry that reported teen pregnancy and social decay at Ratlou Local Municipality. The Department of Justice together with Ratlou Local Municipality, Department of Social Development, South African Social Security Agency and South African Human Rights Commission visited various wards within the local municipality.

The team conducted dialogues, education and awareness sessions with broad scope of audience in learners, parents, destitute families and general community members. At the forefront of the interactions was to afford audience an opportunity to raise their challenges and collectively come up with what can be a befitting solution.

Challenges raised by children were issues of child neglect, poverty, lack of recreational activities and unemployment parents. Among other issues raised by children were misuse of child support grants, cards gambling and alcohol abuse.

On the other hand, parents raised a concern of children who want to bully them and unreasonable on their demands. They force us to buy them designer labels and forget that there are other responsibilities such as taking care of their school and wellbeing needs.

I am grateful of the efforts made by the Department of Justice and other stakeholders by holding community sessions with us. We wish that this exercise can be continuous said Mavis Moloko.

The department conducts education and awareness campaigns on regular base to reach out to various communities across North West Region. We don't only honour and commemorate calendar events activities, we constantly visit various parts of the province to address societal challenges such as domestic violence, substance abuse, trafficking in person and many other related services offered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, said Tsietsi Malema Regional Head for DOJ&CD.

The Department of Social Development together with its agency SASSA, encouraged community members to register their children with the Department of Home Affairs immediately after birth so that they can receive birth certificates, as this will assist in ensuring that they benefit from the child support grant especially where there is a need.

Community members were further encouraged to report any form of child abuse such physical, emotional and financial, inspite of who does.

Thabo Seadira, Department of Justice Regional Spokesperson, thanked all stakeholders and media for ensuring that the campaign becomes a success that it was, and stated that the outcry of both learners and community members needs collective approach. It was a tear dropping experience to see some of the learners, few kilometers outside capital city of the North West still going to school bare footed in winter and having to bunk off school because they did not eat the previous night.

Some of the learners were untidy saying that their mothers have since been away for some days. There is also a group of loitering kids at Setlagole Village who are not even attending school at all, attributing that to poverty and being rejected admission at some schools due to age and lack of birth certificates.

There is a serious need of immediate intervention within Setlagole Village and the surrounding farms, said Seadira.

Source: Government of South Africa