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2015-11-11 06:01
Staff and children at the Early Childhood Development Centre in Qumbu were overjoyed at receiving equipment such as mobile jungle gyms, child cushions, toddler chairs and tables from the Department of Social Development in the OR Tambo District and t

Staff and children at the Early Childhood Development Centre in Qumbu were overjoyed at receiving equipment such as mobile jungle gyms, child cushions, toddler chairs and tables from the Department of Social Development in the OR Tambo District and t

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Social Development regional spokesperson Nomasakhe Nonxuba said Maladini was one of the sites in the OR Tambo District identified by the provincial government during the launch of the anti-poverty strategy in 2012/13.

The strategy involves many public and private stakeholders and the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting board is one of them.

Speaking of behalf of the board, Dumisani Mzonke described their involvement as giving back to the community.

The licences they issued to casinos had a condition that a certain percentage must be given to the community.

The Department of Social Development is responsible for providing care, development and nutrition to every child in the province.

Nomakhwezi Rhwexana (31) is a trained teacher for the ECDC and was born in Maladini.

She said: “The ECDC has really helped us in terms of jobs and child protection.

“There are no more child rape and murder cases in Maladini because the children are always at school.

She also said that they would always be grateful to the government.

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