Open Letter to Minister Fikile Mbalula
Mar 14, 2017
During April 2016, Minister Fikile Mbalula made the following announcement: “As part of women empowerment and creating hope for young women all over the country and our quest to expand on the basket of Recreation programmes we offer, we will facilitate an expedition to Mount Everest, where the intention is to have the first black South African to summit #SRSAbudget2016” via Twitter. We have now been advised that women who are ready to attempt Mount Everest this year have to do so if they are paying for themselves as the Department is committed to funding the expedition in 2018. If the record is broken this year, funding for 2018 will be withheld. The purpose of this letter is to make a public plea to the Minister to reconsider this decision.
Jan 19, 2017
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