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Club donation for Phumelela Saturday Programme

From: Jacinta Lucas <>
Date: Saturday 9 February 2019 at 11:17
To: Genevieve Gundelfinger <>
Cc: "''" <>
Subject: Springbok Club donation


Dear Members of the Springbok Club


Thank you so much for the generous donation towards our Phumelela Saturday programme. Your ongoing support of this programme is truly appreciated.


Our programme continues to help young people who come from very disadvantaged backgrounds. We had wonderful news in January: one of our 2018 matric students, Glen Mlambo, achieved wonderful  results. He got 85% for Maths, 96% for Accounting, 85% for Business Economics and 91% for Economics. He will be studying a BCom at Wits university. One of 2017 matric, Papi Kubheka, has been granted a full bursary from the Department of Agriculture to do a BSc in plant pathology at the University of Pretoria. We are so proud of these young people and it is our Debutantes, who raise so much money for the programme, as well as generous donors such as you that make it possible for us to do this wonderful work.


May God bless you all.


Kind regards


Jacinta Lucas

Head of School


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South Africans Abroad! Make sure you #RegisterToVote on 1- 4 February 2019


Save the date. If you aren't yet registered to vote, or you know of a South African abroad who isn't registered, then please take note - overseas voter registration will take place from 1 - 4 February 2019 at 120 South African foreign missions.

In order to register and vote abroad you need to do the following:

STEP 1️⃣ Check your registration status on the IEC's website. If you are already registered to vote in South Africa, you DO NOT need to re-register in order to vote abroad. 

STEP 2️⃣ If you are not registered and wish to do so, please bring BOTH your valid SA Passport & ID Book/Smart Card in order to register at your nearest SA foreign mission

STEP 3️⃣ Once registered you will need to submit a VEC10 form on the IEC website informing them where you intend to vote abroad. This form will only be available once the date of the election is announced, and you will only have 15 days to do so.

If you are already registered, please update your details with us so we don't keep reminding you to register.

The date for the election has not yet been confirmed, but is expected to take place in May 2019. 

Please join our Facebook event for the overseas voter registration weekend to receive the latest updates and also to invite other South Africans living abroad so they don't miss out. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

If you have any questions about voting abroad email us at or send us a message on WhatsApp







DA Abroad Leader, Francine Higham, addresses the ongoing frustrations with the lack of improvement to access to voting abroad in the Daily Maverick.

Despite the DA's numerous attempts to address the issues with the IEC and government, little progress has been made. In fact, quite the opposite, with South Africans being turned away from registering to vote at some foreign missions, and our Private Members Bill which sought to address these issues flatly rejected by the portfolio committee on Home Affairs. Even today, our proposed amendment to the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill requesting more voting stations abroad was blocked by the Chairperson of the NCOP, Thandi Modise.

Unless the IEC and Dirco show a genuine commitment to ensuring the rights of ALL South Africans abroad to vote by increasing the number of voting stations and holding overseas voting on a weekend, while taking immediate steps to resolve the issues experienced by those attempting to register at South Africa’s foreign missions, the 2019 national election may not be deemed free and fair.

Read the full article here [+]











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