Mandela month round-up: The Mayor, his community, and MUT

Mayor, Sam Mfeka, right receiving a gift from MUT’s Mbali Mkhize. Mfeka thanked MUT for bringing the much required message to the learners of his municipality

Councillor Sam Mfeka Mayor of Ndwedwe municipality dedicated his entire Tuesday morning on 25 July to be a part of the Ndwedwe Municipality Career Fair convened by MUT with support from his office and the Ndwedwe district of education.

Mayor Mfeka said he “appreciated the MUT contribution towards society upliftment. Most of these learners are from vulnerable families. They are receiving career guidance for the first time. I will do my best to make this an annual event because my role is to see my community developed to a higher level. As a community, we need to invest into the future generation so that the community could prosper”. The mayor appealed to learners to take what they were told seriously. He said the ward where Mary Gray is, has produced learned individuals. “We want 100 percent pass from all of you. We offer bursaries to those that do well. We want to be number one in the province. We are currently number three in the province,” said the mayor. He also made a special plea to the learners to “please do the Central Applications Office (CAO) application properly. Be clear about what you want and expect to pass and be prepared for the way ahead”.

Mayor Mfeka also advised the learners that qualify to register with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), so they can vote next year. He thanked the University “for dedicating their time to empower our learners”. The Mayor said the learners were lucky to have been given the information that he and his peers were not given when they were at the learners’ age and standard of education.