Back to school campaign

2016-02-10 06:00
DJ Sox with staff and pupils of Tshana High School.x

DJ Sox with staff and pupils of Tshana High School.x

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THE Office of the Premier together with Standard Bank held a back to school campaign in iLembe on Friday, 5 February.
Representatives visited Tshana and Tugela High Schools and uniforms and cleaning material were handed over to deserving pupils.
One half of ‘Durban's Finest’ DJ Sox (Mbusi Sokhela) handed over the uniforms before taking the pupils through what he described as the darkest years of his life.
The popular deejay - who is a recovering drug addict - spoke about substance abuse, peer pressure and the importance of education. DJ Sox said he abused drugs and alcohol for seven years and has been clean for the past two.
He urged pupils to not drop out of school in a “quest for the glitz and glamour that is showbiz”.
“Your favourite celebrities went to school. I am a qualified engineer and so is DJ C'ndo who is actually from here in Mandeni. Black Coffee and Zakes Bantwini studied music in Durban and majored in jazz. If you feel like music is what you want to do, don't make that an excuse for you to drop out. You will need education to see you through so you don't get exploited. You will have people who will want to take advantage of you and if you can't even read a contract, they will take advantage of you,” he said.

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