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DBE and Nestlé Healthy Kids continue Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations in Ikageng, Potchefstroom, 22 July 2015

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme will on 24 July 2015 host a Mandela Day celebration at Ikageng Stadium in Potchefstroom as part of the global 67 minutes campaign.

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of President Mandela which encourages all global citizens to take responsibility in improving each other’s lives and addressing the world’s social injustices.


The core theme of this programme is teaching and learning about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices through daily intake of healthy foods, drinking water and engaging in physical activities. Learners/educators/food handlers will also receive workbooks to incorporate the learning outcomes from the Mandela Day event into classroom activity.


This year, the programme will host around 3500 primary school learners from four Ikageng public schools, (Keagile Primary – 1234 learners; Pudulogo Primary – 921 learners; Lesego Primary -863 learners; and Phaladi Primary – 455 learners) including the local education district, North West Provincial Education and the  Department of Basic Education.


The days’ activities will include football, netball, touch-rugby as well as various indigenous games, zumba dance, flash-mob hola hoops, Cook-A-Thon and a boot camp physical exercise training session provided by Nestlé Healthy Kids.


Members of the Media are invited to attend the celebrations as follows:

Date:                Friday, 24 July 2015

Venue:             Ikageng Stadium, Potchefstroom, North West

Time:               11:00



Enquiries: DBE: Balosang Sanki Lerefolo: 082 836 8703 /

     Nestle: Motshidisi Mokwena: 0824688752 or




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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 1/11/2016
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