Mohair industry joins hands to warm hearts of youth

2015-08-06 06:00
=Michelle Pyper from SAMIL, Alta Lategan and Jihaad Allie PR Intern at Mohair SA with the Pola Park visitors to the world of Mohair.

=Michelle Pyper from SAMIL, Alta Lategan and Jihaad Allie PR Intern at Mohair SA with the Pola Park visitors to the world of Mohair. Photo: SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Alta Lategan, a retired music teacher from Uitenhage, discovered that the town is home to the biggest Mohair processing plant and decided to introduce kids to workings of this industry.

She became involved with a group of children from her area (ages 8-17). They visit her on a weekly basis at home where she teaches them from the Bible and tries to expose them to a wider world.

“She contacted Mohair SA for assistance. Touched by her story Mohair SA decided to collaborate with the local Mohair processors. SAMIL agreed to co-ordinate an educational outing for the children,” said Robyn Rütters from Mohair SA Media and Communications.

“The eyes of 12 children lit up as they were guided on a tour through Cape Mohair and Wool to explain the sorting process of the greasy mohair. The tour ended by handing all the children a chance to let their hair down by jumping into the heaps of Mohair.”

The young audience enthusiastically quizzed their friendly “tourguide”, Michelle Pyper from SAMIL and loved experimenting with the Mohair yarns.

When their outing came to an end each child received a Mohair hamper that included a pair of Mohair socks, as well as a Mohair blanket to keep him or her warm during winter. They expressed their heartfelt appreciation by singing their ‘thank you’ song to all involved with the planning of the day.

“We often take the knowledge and experiences which we have acquired by our daily situations for granted. Alta’s contribution to these young children enriches the lives of our youths. Although this was a 67minute for Mandela Day contribution from the Mohair Industry, learning something new is a gift that lasts forever,” said Rütters.

Through marketing, and various other functions, Mohair SA aims to promote the advancement of the entire Mohair industry. From producer to processor, buyer to manufacturer, Mohair SA plays a key role in creating a sustainable demand and ensuring profitability for all role players

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.