Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Good causes - SAIIPL's National Women's Day Lunch

The South Africa Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) is celebrating National Women's Day* on 1 August 2008 by hosting a lunch for members of the Institute and in the process raising funds for the Bathokwa Primary School* whose requirements include:

 Sepedi Books – basic books with local content (all grades)
 book bags / strong plastic bags for library books
 a loose carpet for the library (3m x 4m)
 cushions / small bean bags for the library
 hosepipe(about 20-30m) and compost for the vegetable garden
 net for volleyball court
 paint and volunteers to re-paint murals on the classroom walls
 any toys(for grade 1) and sport items(soccer balls, shin pads, soccer boots in particular, but anything is welcome) that you may have at home
 grey school shorts for the boys (all sizes)
 food items(soya mince, tinned vegetables, sugar, milk powder, tea/coffee, mealie meal/samp, jam/peanut butter)

The organiser is Mariette Du Plessis (Adams & Adams) and the person responsible for collections is Marie-Louise Grobler (SAIIPL), contactable at

*Bathokwa Primary School is located in Atteridgeville near Pretoria. This school, like so many others in South Africa, is hampered by lack of funds and basic teaching necessities (and even simple living necessities). Donations are welcome.

*National Women's Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa on August 9. This day commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the "pass", special identification documents which curtailed an African's freedom of movement during the apartheid era.

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