Learners received basic needs such as shoes. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Mampatile Primary social ills dilemma


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Mampatile Primary School headmaster, Lesiba Joseph Matlala, has expressed grave concern at the “bounce back” effect of drug abuse rehabilitation endeavours.

Speaking during the handover of school shoes, socks and sanitary towels to some of the learners, Matlala said many of the exisiting programmes aimed at the rehabilitation of drug abuse victims, were somewhat of a temporarary measure.

He expressed concern that substance abusers “bounce back” to their bad ways, since programmes assisting them are only a temporary solution. 

Another concern was that these social ills affected learners’ academic performance.

Matlala lamented community-based sources of social ills such as uncontrolled shebeens.

Guest speaker, Bela-Bela Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni said tourism was a key economic activity in the town.

He dropped a bombshell when he threatened to charge tourism operators a levy to be channelled towards community development.

The shoes, socks and sanitation towels were made possible by the generosuity of spirit from the local branch of a commercial bank and the municipality.

18 months ago       15 February 2018