Fixing the Mashakhane Hall

When the different spheres within our city join hands and support one another, we can be more effective and reach our common goals.

As Executive Mayor and on behalf of the City Council,  I am privileged to hand over an improved place of gathering to our elderly people.  In November 2012,  I responded to an invitation to visit the Mashakane Hall where the elderly of that community was gathering.  The purpose of these gatherings was to support, share with and spend time with one another. The hall they gathered in was a home away from home.

During the visit I realized the shortcomings they were experiencing and challenged Business to come on board to see to the needs of our elderly people. Business responded and once again a partnership between Private Enterprise and the Local Government came to life. This underlines that the fact that George is for those who work in it, study in it, live in it and do business in. Through this initiative the place of gathering for the elderly was made more practical and comfortable.

What we are seeing today need to be commended as it shows how much care there is within our communities – within our people.

I would like to use this opportunity to thank  A&R Civils,  Meyer von Wielligh,  Franks Flooring and The Curtain and Blind Studio for coming on board and joining in this venture in improving the lives of our people.

Speech by Cllr Charles Standers, Executive Mayor of George

The people involved in fixing up the Mashakhane Hall in Lawaaikamp,sponsoring goods and driving the process are at the back from left Cllr Isaya Stemela, Vanessa Mayberry from The Curtain and Linen studio, Fahdiel Manuel from A&R Civils, Norman Meyer from Meyer Von Wielligh, Cllr. Nomamsi Dlephu, Chris Gibaud from Franks Flooring, Maylene Robertson (Executive Mayor's office), Shanold Marillac (Executive Mayor's Office), Cllr Charles Standers, Executive Mayor of George. With them are Amanda Mntengwane (second from left, second row), the coordinator of Masakhane Service Centre and the elderly who make use of the centre.
The people involved in fixing up the Mashakhane Hall in Lawaaikamp,sponsoring goods and driving the process are at the back from left Cllr Isaya Stemela, Vanessa Mayberry from The Curtain and Linen studio, Fahdiel Manuel from A&R Civils, Norman Meyer from Meyer Von Wielligh, Cllr. Nomamsi Dlephu, Chris Gibaud from Franks Flooring, Maylene Robertson (Executive Mayor’s office), Shanold Marillac (Executive Mayor’s Office), Cllr Charles Standers, Executive Mayor of George. With them are Amanda Mntengwane (second from left, second row), the coordinator of Masakhane Service Centre and the elderly who make use of the centre.
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