Media Statement
For Immediate Release

NLC gives a Helping Hand to Soweto Communities

26 July 2021 – The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has today handed over R 3 million to communities in Soweto for aid relief programmes, basic goods and food parcels in the wake of civil unrest that has left a trail of destruction.

This comes on the heels of the signing of a grant agreement with one of Gauteng’s oldest community radio stations, Alex FM which received funding to purchase equipment to get back on the air after their studios were cleaned out in the widespread looting.
The loss of lives and livelihoods in recent weeks has far reaching impact on the most affected communities, which have already been struggling due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This funding, spread out among four organisations, will bring much needed relief to many vulnerable families as they pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives.

-EndIssued by: National Lotteries Commission
Media Enquiries:
Ndivhuho Mafela Head: Stakeholder Relations, Marketing and Communications
National Lotteries Commission 012 432 1330 / 082 737 8370