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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 30th May 2018, –/ African Press Association (APA), The MTN 21km half-marathon will kick-off the initiative on the 2nd of June. The race is a pivotal part of the 21 Days, with almost 8500 runners taking to the streets of Johannesburg to run 5, 10 or 21km to raise money for the chosen beneficiaries.
All proceeds are used to further invest in ICT in education, transferring skills to learners. The key beneficiary for 2018 is the Sizwile Special School for the Deaf located in Dobsonvillle, Soweto where MTN will donate a multimedia centre. In addition, MTN will hand over a multi-media centre and also refurbish the Afrika Tikkun Youth Centre in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.
The multimedia media centre at Sizwile Special School for the Deaf will be officially handed over on the 8th of June in an event that will be presided over by the Deputy Minister of the Department of Social Development, Ms Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the MEC of Education in Gauteng, Mr Panyaza Lesufi and officials from the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA).
The MTN SA Foundation has partnered with many additional South African corporates for the 2018 race, namely: Huawei, Central Gauteng Athletics, CAMAF, the Department of Social Development, the Gauteng Department of Education, Central Gauteng Athletics, the Road Accident Fund, KIA, Imvula security, Tata Consulting, Huawei, LV Nutrition, Mosaiek Church, City of Johannesburg, Clover (remove Clover), Ikhethelo and the Constantia Park branch of Checkers.
In the Free State and Northern Province 300 pairs of school shoes, winter gloves and scarfs will be donated to Tatello Special School and George Kekana Secure Care School respectively.
Distributed by African Press Association (APA) on behalf of MTN.
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Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager – PR and Communications, MTN SA Cell: 083 212 1964 / E-mail: Bridget.Bhengu@mtn.co.za
Mamello Raborifi: PR Manager, MTN SA
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