#Madiba Centenary Celebrated Through His Values

A unique relationship has unfolded in the New Life Community of Ward 13 in Reeston, exemplary to the values of Nelson Mandela. In 2014 Motheo Construction Group was awarded a 24 months tender to construct 935 units in the New Life Community. Due to the duration of the project, this necessitated that they have a site office in the area, leading them to constructing a structure where they will execute their project. In the true Nelson Mandela spirit of giving, Motheo Construction has donated the structure to Buffalo City Metro that the New Life Community will use as a Multipurpose Hall. Speaking to Lindiwe Hans, Project Manager from Motheo Construction Group said “as a result of good relations with the Municipality we decided to donate the office block to Buffalo City Metro upon completion of the project. “Both the municipality and the community came back to us collectively with a decision that they wish to utilize the space as a Multipurpose Hall.” “In order accomplish the structure desired by the community we had to demolish the office spaces that were within the structure so that it could be big enough.” “To commemorate and celebrate the life of Tata Madiba we decided unanimously as Motheo Construction Group, Buffalo City Metro and community members to renovate the structure.” General Manager from Human Settlements Andile Mshumpela spoke on what the gesture meant for the Metro as the recipients of the structure. “Some of our projects that we have undertaken, particularly this one had no social amenities and the donation of this structure will address that need.” Mshumpela added that there are sites that were set aside to serve this purpose however, the pressing issue was the construction of house for the community. Lubabalo Tyhulu community member from New Life expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the kind gesture shown by Motheo Construction. “We are very happy to finally receive this multipurpose hall as we did not have one before.” “We moved here in 2015 but we did not have a suitable structure where we could hold our social gatherings as a community.” Thyulu added that “it is exciting to see that the spirit of the liberation legend lives on through us as we are assisting without expecting any remuneration like he did when he fought for our freedom.” Thyulu highlighted that the structure will not only be used as a social facility but also as a place where they hold their church and funeral services as well serve as a healthcare center. It is evident that the true Madiba spirit of giving lives on as the Metro, Motheo Construction Group and community members collectively renovated the new Multipurpose hall at New Life in Reeston. The Multipurpose halls comes as a donation to the Metro and the community from the Motheo Construction Group.