CHANCE TO HELP: Thanks to a local resident, Boknes recently opened its own branch of Helping Hand, a charitable arm of trade union Solidarity. From left are Eastern Cape organiser Marlene Veldtman, Boknes chairwoman for Helping Hand Louise van Vuuren and Solidarity deputy chief executive Dr Dirk Hermann Picture: SUPPLIED
A NEW branch of trade union Solidarity’s Helping Hand was established in Boknes under the chairmanship of Louise van Vuuren, a local resident.
More than R10 000 was donated by the residents in the form of toiletries for Dias Old Age Home in Alexandria.
The event was attended by 50 executive members representing branches in the Eastern Cape.
At the meeting, deputy chief executive of Solidarity, Dr Dirk Hermann, used the opportunity to talk about the new university, Akademia, launched by Solidarity in Centurion, Pretoria.
Akademia uses telematic teaching which involves distance learning via the internet and through other multimedia technologies. This university will register its first year BCom students by January 2013.
The venue and dinner in Boknes was sponsored by Mike and Hannie de Nysschen from the Three Palms Estate.