In a true spirit of Ubuntu this Mandela Month, Murray & Dickson Construction Group partnered the Ward 48 African National Congress (ANC) branch to conduct extensive clean-up operations in-and-around Thembelihle Primary School and P.J. Simelane High School.

Volunteers from Murray & Dickson Construction Group and the Ward 48 ANC branch decided to use their 67 minutes to remove garbage that had been illegally dumped on open spaces next to these schools that cater to youth from disadvantaged and poor communities.

Murray & Dickson Construction Group and Ward 48 ANC branch’s efforts were well worth it, considering the pride the youth from surrounding communities now have in their clean and hygienic learning environments, while learners at P.J. Simelane High School are can use their soccer field again.

Importantly, the exercise also exposed the next generation of professionals to representatives from a leading and black-owned South African construction group, as well as an industry that is always on the scout for motivated and talented individuals.

“Education is key to building a vibrant South Africa. Clean and hygienic learning environments are essential for keeping our youth motivated, inspired and productive members of their community and the country at large. We thank Ward 48 ANC branch for affording us this great opportunity to play a role in improving the circumstances for very deserving young members of our society, many of who are the built-environment professionals of the future,” concludes Rukesh Raghubir, chief executive officer of Murray & Dickson Construction Group.