Dr. Zamani Saul, the Premier of the Northern Cape, and the MEC for Sport, Arts, and Culture Desiree Finies, will officially open the Aggrey Klaaste Library in Greenpoint tomorrow, April 12, 2024. The library is named after Dr Aggrey Klaaste, a legendary South African journalist, editor, and community builder. He is well-known for his nation-building philosophy, which he established in 1988 as editor of Sowetan, the country's leading daily newspaper for the black community. According to a statement by the department, the Greenpoint Library is part of the Northern Cape government's initiative to provide new community library infrastructure to communities. The department says the Greenpoint Library aims to create a reading nation and provide information services that are responsive to the needs of the community, in response to a call for South Africans to educate themselves. The government is committed to transforming urban and rural community infrastructure facilities and services through the Libraries Conditional Grant program. Community libraries are increasingly becoming cultural hubs where people can connect, share information, and access educational resources.

Journalist: Asathaba Grootboom

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