ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina kickstarts Back to School Campaign

15 January 2020

ANC Chief Whip and ANC National Working Committee Member Comrade Pemmy Majodina has undertaken a two day working visit to the Eastern Cape to launch the Back to School Campaign starting with the town of Komani today, Wednesday 15 January 2020 to champion and lead the Back to School Campaign by ANC MPs doing work in their constituencies.

This visit is aimed at building confidence amongst learners and teachers and ensuring that the right to education enshrined in the Freedom Charter as well as our Bill of Rights becomes a living reality for most South Africans.

In the spirit of partnerships called for by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his January 8th statement in Kimberley, the Office of the ANC Chief Whip has partnered with the MTN Foundation as well as the Al-Imdaad Foundation to distribute water tanks and more than 2500 pairs of school shoes and dignity packs for female learners to schools nominated by the Springbok players from the Eastern Cape, Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi and Siya Kolisi.

The programme kick-started today at the Maria Louw High School in Kwa Mlungisi Township, Queenstown, with members of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislatures and sponsor representatives where 2 water tanks were donated.

The programme for Thursday and Friday, 16 and 17 January 2020 is as follows:



Date: 16 January 2020
Time: 10h00
Venue: Jim Mvabaza High School, King William’s Town

To hand over 700 pairs of School shoes, 1 Water Tank and 50 dignity packs at Makazole Mapimpi’s former High School

Time: 12h00
Venue: Manezi Primary School, Zwelitsha, King William’s Town

To hand over 200 pairs of School shoes, 1 Water Tank and 50 Dignity packs.

Time: 14h00
Venue: Nongwanya Primary School, Debe

To hand over 100 pairs of School shoes. Both Manezi and Nongwanya Primary Schools were chosen by Lukhanyo Am.


Date: 17 January 2020
Time: 10h00
Venue: Msengeni Primary School, Zwide, Port Elizabeth

To hand over 1000 school shoes at Captain Siya Kolisi’s former primary school.

Members of the media wishing to cover the handovers may contact the Office of the Chief Whip.

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip


Sinetemba Jakavula