KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has marked this year's Mandela Day, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic whose hardships now coincide with the winter season, with the launch of the Mandela Winter Warmth Campaign in social partnership with the Muslim World League.
"In the spirit of the Mandela Day and the 67 minutes we on this occasion annually devote to improving the lives of the disadvantaged fellow citizens, we are today from our social partners receiving blankets for distribution to the needy to alleviate the effects of cold weather," said Head of Department Thando Tubane.
KZN Cogta has taken this opportunity to work with like-minded social partners to source donations in the form of blankets for distribution to those who require assistance during a time when communities in the province are coping with the extreme weather conditions and the devastating effects of a global Covid-19 pandemic.
"We are grateful for every contribution we receive from our social partners in addressing the social challenges faced by our communities. Our thanks today go to representatives of the Muslim World League. These blankets come at a time when they are needed most to alleviate the effects of cold weather and the Covid-19 pandemic.