The Fourth Dr. S. B Radebe Foundation LIBRARY OPENING
On the 22nd of February 2019, the Dr S.B Radebe foundation opened its fourth library at DR. SB Radebe Foundationbranch in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
In attendance were amaShosha and dignitaries, Deputy acting Mayor Mr Tsonono Buyeye of the Nelson Mandel Bay Municipality and Dr Xolani Mavela from the Department of Education amongst others.
The opening of the library is in line with the vision of the founder Dr SB Radebe, who founded the foundation with the aim to empower the powerless through various, projects one of them being the Dr SB Radebe bursary scheme which alleviates the burden of struggling parents who cannot send their children to university.
“I would like to thank Dr.SB Radebe, for all the good and hard work he does for our African youth,” said Dr Xolani Mavela “Steve Biko preached what the prophet is preaching today to our youth. We cannot separate politics and religion, the nation of amaSosha must support the prophet his vision.” Dr Xolani Mavela further explained.
The opening of the library is to try and curb the unwarranted and unnecessary crime and teen pregnancy within black communities. The availability of the library is not exclusive to the church members of DR. SB Radebe Foundationbut is open to scholars in primary, secondary and tertiary schooling as well as those who have a love for books.
Dr SB Radebe paused a very thought-provoking question “what have you done for humanity?” this question come at a time when society is fixated in pointing fingers and playing the blame game instead of uniting and building a better future.
“Having libraries in the community is the municipality’s vision. Nelson Mandela Bay is very excited about the collaboration with the Dr S.B Radebe foundation.” Said Acting Deputy major Tsonono Buyeye
Those who were in attendance could not conceal their joy and excitement, this was evident in the way they touched the books caressed the sofas in the library. One could only imagine the thoughts running through their minds, thoughts of peace and quiet as they read their favourite books.
It wouldn’t be a Dr SB Radebe foundation event without entertainment. Performances by RCG mass choir and Tefo Gcogciso and Lutho Zuma entertained the masses with poetry and choral music.