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SABC NW rallies behind Mosiane family

SABC North West has initiated a CSI campaign to build a house in aid of the Mosiane family from Mantja Village outside Mahikeng. The twenty five (25) member household's plight was made public after the North West Provincial news team's coverage of their ordeal on SABC News' "Touching Lives" segment. The family headed by 62 year old partially blind Nicodemus Mosiane resides in a two roomed make-shift shack which was built in in 2008 and they have no access to state grants.

To add to the family's woes, one family member, Maria Mosiane has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) and currently shares her living space with 24 other family members including 17 children aged between fourteen and four years as well as two month old babies Keitumetse and Dineo.

Acting Provincial General Manager for SABC North West Mr. Daniel Mongale said the project was adopted after seeing the story packaged by the regional news team. "I was emotionally touched about the living conditions that the Mosiane family is exposed to, and immediately advised my colleagues in management to embark on an extensive awareness campaign aimed at fostering working relationship with the potential business partners, viewers and listeners to enhance our corporate vision of broadcasting for total citizenship empowerment."

He adds that, through unqualified support from internal and external stakeholders, we will accomplish our mission in restoring human dignity for the Mosiane family. SABC North West and Motsweding FM have issued a "call to action" for listeners, stakeholders and staff to donate clothing, blankets and non-perishable food to go towards aiding the family.

By SABC North West Office


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