LEPHALALE — Lephalale TVET College has, through the National Skills Fund, procured much-needed equipment for the tribal offices around the Lephalale Community.
The National Skills Fund Rural Development programme is aimed at developing and boosting the economy of rural communities.
Chief Langa, Chief Shongoane and Chief Seleka are beneficiaries of the programme.
They received brand new equipment worth more than R160 000 on behalf of the tribal offices on Tuesday 19 January.
The spokesperson of Lephalale TVET College, Tendani Mabata, said: “the donation shows that Lephalale TVET College is serious about uplifting the community within which it operates. The tribal offices have an important role to play in the community”.
Each tribal office received an air conditioner, a four in one printer, leather high back chairs, a laptop, wooden cabinets, an office table, and a bar fridge.
When receiving the goods, Chief Langa indicated that their tribal office was seriously under-resourced, and the equipment will ensure improved service delivery.
The Lephalale TVET College Management, led by the College Principal Mr Ngobeni, said the journey to develop and support the local community started in 2019 when they assisted small businesses to purchase goods. It was therefore pivotal to also assist and empower the local chiefs so that they can render services to the community.
“We will continue to intervene and forge strategic partnerships with the local communities to ensure that service is brought to the people,” Ngobeni concluded.