His excellent penmanship held him in good stead from that very young age. His high school career commenced at Pinetown High School and he then moved to Shallcross Secondary when it first opened, where he matriculated.
South Durban Community Environmental Association (SDCEA) co-ordinator, Desmond D’Sa, said, “A key issue is environmental injustice, which is of great concern, particularly when one takes into consideration the already compromised living conditions of residents of the community.”
The gripping line-up was followed by a warm meal provided by Safer Cities and a goodie bag with treats and a book marker with emergency numbers for the pupils to call if they are faced with an emergency.
The programme was conducted in three schools- Southlands Secondary, Chatsworth Secondary and Montarena Secondary, and showcased former prisoners who spoke about their experiences of being in prison and the effect it had on them and their families.
This comes after irate parents engaged with the Department of Education and submitted a notice of intent to appeal against the decision taken to appoint Thenjiwe Ndlovu as the new principal.
All pupils purchased a sticker to show their support for the day and proceeds raised for the day will go towards supporting people with disabilities.
Chairman of the CPF, Jakes Singh said that a disciplinary hearing should take place between the perpetrators, the school governing body and the principal.
The grade six and seven pupils along with their mothers were also empowered. Principal of the school, K Govender said that the event was a tremendous success.
Members of the organisation extended their thanks and appreciation to Tyburn Primary School for allowing them use to their facility and also parents and staff members who assisted.
Parents play a critical role in instilling in children the passion for reading from a young age. It is equally important for parents to lead by example in this regard.
South African Students’ Organisation activists, Dr Aubrey Mokape and Mrs Sam Moodley had the pupils enlightened by their inspiring stories of community upliftment and student politics.