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Christmas arrives early in Diepsloot

New playground and gym equipment was delivered to 11 Diepsloot schools.

New playground and gym equipment was delivered to 11 Diepsloot schools as part of the Christmas event. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - 94.7 Highveld Stereo together with Steyn City Properties, developer of the Steyn City lifestyle estate, held their second Christmas drive in aid of schools in Diepsloot today.

The developer and various sponsors delivered backpacks filled with sweets and new playground and gym equipment for pupils at 11 Diepsloot schools.

The 'Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot' convoy of large trucks, a helicopter, Father Christmas and soccer legend Doctor Khumalo was joined by 94.7 Highveld Stereo's Truck of Love as the equipment and candy-filled backpacks were delivered to each of the schools.

Soccer legend Doctor Khumalo joins a pupil on the new playground equipment. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

The Truck of Love is part of 94.7 Highveld Stereo's popular Christmas Wish List campaign, which is in its thirteenth year.

Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile attended the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new playground and gym equipment at Muzomuhle Primary School and Iterele High School.

Muzomuhle Primary School children enjoy their new playground equipment. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

Muzomuhle Primary School vice principal Noma Mngomezulu thanked everybody involved in the event

saying, "What Steyn City and 94.7 have done for our schoolchildren is just wonderful because the children come from environments where they don't have much at all.

"Many of them stay with their grandmothers with very little means and have no safe play areas. Before, many children carried their belongings to school in plastic bags."

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