PSC will hand over a water tank to Cyril Clarke Secondary School

1 December 2014

The first memorial of Tata Nelson Mandelas passing should be a time for all of us to reflect on whether we are upholding the values and virtues that he embodied such as selflessness, dignity, humility and respect.

In memory of Nelson Mandelas passing, the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Mpumalanga will hand over a water tank at the Cyril Clarke Secondary School. The water tank is part of the vegetable garden project that the PSC initiated during its 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela in July 2014. For the PSC, the garden project was not just a symbolic gesture but rather an endeavor that will tangibly and sustainably improve the lives and capabilities of the learners. Cyril Clarke Secondary is located in the heart of Mattafin, Nelspruit and hosts 844 learners and has a staff compliment of 30 teachers. All 844 learners come from the disadvantaged backgrounds and come from the surrounding areas such as Godwana, Schagen, Cairn, Phumlani, Msholozi, Elandshoek, Sudwala Caves, Mattafin and the former Airport area. Many of the learners in the area rely on the school nutrition programme to get their daily sustenance and, without it many will go hungry and will not be able to focus on their education.

On 18 July 2014, the PSC spent half the day planting over 2000 seedlings ranging from beetroot, onion, tomatoes and cabbage. Six weeks later, sprouts of fruit could visibly be seen bursting through the fertile soil of Mattafin. However, the school requested a solid irrigation system in order to sustain the plants. It is on this basis that the PSC donates a water tank to the school. The PSC will continue to render support and assistance to the school in Mpumalanga.

The members of the media are invited to the ceremony which will be held as follows:

Venue Cyril Clarke Secondary School, Mattafin (Nelspruit)
Date 4 December 2014
Time     09:00 - 10:00

Issued by the Public Service Commission

RSVPs for the event should kindly be directed to Ricardo Mahlakanya; Deputy Director: External Communication; Public Service Commission; Tel: 012-352 1070; Cell: 079 769 7955; Email:; or for more information, please contact Humphrey Ramafoko; Director: Communication and Information Services; Public Service Commission; Tel: 012-352 1196; Cell: 082 782 1730; Email:

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