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|South African Minister Ebrahim Patel Launches Mandela Fashion Award For Designer by lekansy(m): 10:59am On Dec 16, 2013|
With the passing of a great icon, there are always ways to remember them. For Nelson Mandela, it was his love for mankind, his works of humanitarianism and the struggle against apartheid that freed the South African people. Now, we can add three more accolades to the South African giant as the South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel has announced the launch of 3 living memorials to the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Addressing a group of workers in the Pep Clothing Factory memorial service for Mandela in Cape Town, he announced a Mandela Scholarship to 10 university students, a Madiba School Bursary for 100 primary or high school children with disabilities and special needs and a Mandela Fashion Award for designers who promote local jobs and fashion innovation.
The memorials are to be sponsored by the South African Clothing and Textiles Workers Union(SACTWU).
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