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Hollywoodbets Dolphins embark on extended Mandela Day project
Durban - On Wednesday, in commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day, the
Hollywoodbets Dolphins picked Nyuswa Senior Primary School, located at the
Valley of 1000 Hills in Botha’s Hill as this year’s recipients of “67
Minutes for Mandela.”
Hollywoodbets Dolphins’ players, KZNCU staff, Associated Host Catering,
sponsors Hollywoodbets, AmaZulu FC and members of the KZN Cycling
Federation all came together to make this a special day for pupils at the
There were various cricket, football and cycling clinics set up for the
children to partake in.
2018 marks the year that Mandela would have turned 100, so Hollywoodbets
Dolphins decided to use this milestone as part of an ongoing project in
conjunction with the school.
According to Nana Ngubane, the Marketing Manager, this year’s project will
run in two phases.
“Today’s phase was basically a launch of what is about to happen with the
school hall as we witnessed that it is in a dire state and in need of
significant reconstruction,” commented Ngubane.
“We were hoping to open our stakeholders’ eyes and hope that they can see
the bigger picture going forward.
“So, phase two is going to start immediately and we will open it up to the
“As the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, we would like to urge the community of
KwaZulu-Natal and surrounding areas to join hands and assist us in
rebuilding the school hall at Nyuswa Primary School that was damaged by
heavy rains in 2015.”
“It may not be a lot considering what we have witnessed so far at the
school, however we believe that this may open doors for other
organisations to take up tools and join this deed of goodwill that we have
begun,” concluded Ngubane.
As part of the ongoing project, today’s activities included starting a
vegetable garden. Pupils in this school rely heavily on meals provided by
government feeding programmes and these newly planted vegetables will help
in alleviating the reliance on government supply.
Sandile Zondi, the principal, expressed gratitude on behalf of the school.
“Seeing the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, AmaZulu F.C and others who were
present today has brought hope to the school and has made us all believe
that change will come,” he said.
“Our school was built a long time ago and when those heavy rains damaged
our hall in 2015,that put us in a difficult position as we used to utilise
it for all our gatherings.
“Since then, we have been writing to the Department of Education and
various organisations, seeking help – however, as we have seen today,
nothing has come out of it.
“We are hoping that this will be a start of remarkable things for our
school and that we will regain our dignity,” said Zondi.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins will be collecting donations from public to rebuild
the school hall ranging from blocks, planks to cement as well as monetary
aids for other building equipment.
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On Mandela Day 2018, the day
that would have seen Nelson Mandela turn 100, the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket
Union staff, Hollywoodbets Dolphins players, Amazulu FC players and KZN
Cycling Federation representatives travelled to Nyuswa Senior Primary
School in Botha's Hill to contribute their 67 minutes to changing the
lives of others on Wednesday.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins star
Prenelan Subrayen inspects the damage to the Nyuswa Senior Primary
School's hall that was irreparably damaged in storms in 2015 when he,
fellow Dolphins players, stake-holders, Amazulu FC players, KZN Cycling
Federation representatives and KZNCU staff visited the school for
Mandela Day on Wednesday.
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