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31 March 2017

Rustenburg – As part of their mandate to promote reading, writing and learning; the Rustenburg Local Municipality in partnership with National Library of South Africa and the Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs, officially launched the Mzansi Libraries On-Line (MLO) on Friday, 24 March 2017 at the Rustenburg Library.

MMC for Community Development, Nombulelo Xatasi, Speaker of the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Cllr Sheila Huma-Mabale and Cllr Gert Du Plessis of Ward 14 officially opening the Mzansi Libraries On-Line at the Rustenburg Library.

Equipped with gadgets to the value of R470 000; MLO aims to empower the community of Rustenburg to improve their lives through provision of free access to online information and internet.

Equipped with computers, tablets and kindle e-readers; this facility will increase access to ICT, social and economic benefit through access to health, education and economic information, enhanced skills and capacity of the librarians to further deliver a better service. Their gaming facility includes games such as Xbox, Nitendo Wii, and Playstation to refresh the mind.

Acting Director of Community Development, Lillian Sefike during the launch.

Speaking during the launch, the Acting Director of Community Development, Lillian Sefike said apart from old traditional services offered by the library; they are now offering Mzansi Libraries On-Line.

This will allows avid library users and the community to access the internet as well as online information and books and also make use of the facilities for both their educational and professional needs.

The Speaker of the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Cllr Sheila Huma-Mabale urged the community to take ownership of their libraries and to frequent the library. “Learn to read lots of books. The more you read, the more knowledge you will gain,” Cllr Huma-Mabale said.

Vivian Myoli and MMC for Community Development, Nombulelo Xatasi.

Vivian Myoli, one of the community members who underwent training for basic computer use and how to use the facility was pleased to be able to access the services offered by Mzansi Libraries On-Line.

She urged that the community will look after the library as it is a vital tool to accessing information.

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