As part of its ongoing commitment to social upliftment in Africa, Hytec South Africa donated a new containerised library to Thulisa Primary School, situated in Katlehong, south of Johannesburg. The new containerised library was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon-cutting on 11 March 2021 by the school principal, Gladys Tibane, Mandela Day Library project CEO, Robert Coutts, and Hytec South Africa GM, Mike Harrison.
The library is fitted with bookshelves, colourful children’s furniture and 2 000 new books. Over the next four years, another 3 000 books will be added to the library shelves.
This is the ninth such containerised library that Hytec South Africa has donated to South African schools, through its partnership with the Mandela Day Library project.
“Our partnership with the Mandela Day Library project allows us to uplift the South African communities in which we operate. The containerised libraries improve childhood literacy and ensure greater access to books, to advance education,” says Hytec South Africa GM, Mike Harrison.
To ensure that the libraries in its programme remain exciting for young students, the Mandela Day Library project rotates the books in each containerised library every few years. “Hytec South Africa believes that the sponsorship of the library and the books within it is significant in improving literacy, nurturing curiosity and creating spaces for learning. This is part of our commitment to #ShapeAfrica,” explains Harrison.
Hytec South Africa is member of the Bosch Rexroth SA Group of Companies.
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Compiled by: CubicICE About Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies
The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies (previously the Hytec Group) is Africa’s largest fluid power and automation company. It comprises eight specialist companies: Bosch Rexroth South Africa (previously Hytec Holdings), Hytec South Africa, Tectra Automation, Hytec Fluid Technology, Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse, Hytec Engineering, Hytec Services Africa and HYSA, which collectively source, market and distribute over 30 international hydraulic, pneumatic and automation brands. The Group employs approximately 900 people through a network of 40 sales and service branches across sub-Saharan Africa