President Zuma to officiate at Adams College Sod Turning Ceremony in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal Province

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, officiate at a sod turning ceremony at the renowned Adams College, in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal Province. Accompanying the President, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will also deliver a message of support at this historic occasion.

The Multi-Phase Project include amongst others, the renovations and constructions of the following: African Library and Resource Centre, Amphitheatre, Skills Development Centre as well as the Museum and Art Gallery in alignment with the ten year vision of Adams College to revitalize, redevelop and reposition itself as a premier learning institution for future generations. This project was launched by the Department of Arts and Culture in 2013 at the school’s 160th Celebrations.

Adams College is historically one of the first few training institutions in South Africa where Africans could attain a decent education and skills during the darkest period of apartheid oppression. The College is also considered one of South Africa’s historic schools due to it being the oldest institution for Africans in KwaZulu Natal and the second oldest in Southern Africa.

This year, the school celebrates 163 years of existence and counts amongst its alumni, luminaries such as Dr John Langalibalele Dube, Chief Albert Luthuli, the former Presidents of the African National Congress; Mr Milton Obote, former President of Uganda; and Sir Seretse Khama, former President of Botswana.

Adams College has produced many other celebrated professionals both in South Africa and the continent at large.

Members of the media are invited to attend the ceremony as follows: 

 Date                : Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Time               : 10h00

Venue            : Adams College, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal

For RSVPs, Members of the media covering the ceremony should please send their ID/Passport details and media houses to Charmaine Hlatshwayo on 076 184 7189/ or Khutjo Sebata on 079 898 4621/ and Mr Thulasizwe Makhanya on 073 725 4968/

Enquires: Contact Lisa Combrinck, Spokesperson for the Minister Mthethwa: 082 821 4886 or Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or


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