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					Stationery to make 40 underprivileged schools SMILE
07 March 2006: The Big Stationery Drive launched by MWEB, South Africa‟s largest Internet Service Provider in association with DSTV and Pick „n Pay, raised enough funds and stationery to assist a total of 40 schools across South Africa. “We are astonished by the feedback from the community,” said Daniela Browne, the national director of SMILE, a national community-based education non-profit organisation, which benefited from this drive. Local celebs, including Stormers Rugby captain De Wet Barry and new Stormers prop Douglas Wheatley, also added their weight to the campaign, testament to the fact that South Africans really are working together to make the future brighter for all.

Forty underprivileged schools across South Africa will receive stationery and monetary assistance through the efforts of SMILE, following MWEB‟s Big Stationery Drive. The donations will ensure that learners are equipped to receive a better education in areas where poverty wreaks havoc. “MWEB‟s decision to support SMILE‟s activities through this charity drive was a natural fit for the brand‟s core belief – to help right the future of education in our country by providing learners in rural schools with the tools for a better education,” says Natalie Thayer, MWEB Home General Manager.

MWEB members pledged R50 000 online, matched by another R50 000 cash donation from MWEB. In addition, Pick „n Pay shoppers donated stationery including pens, pencils, crayons, files, exam pads, used and office stationery, from selected stores across the country. “We even heard about a man who asked his friends to donate cash or stationery instead of gifts for his 70th birthday party – now that‟s dedication!” Browne continued.

SMILE works with approximately 27 000 learners, 500 teachers and 230 community-based primary and high schools in seven provinces. A charity initiative like the MWEB Big Stationery Drive assists SMILE to provide additional resources to better the future of learners in South Africa.

Ends Issued on Behalf of: MWEB Home Carolyn Holgate - Marketing Manager Tel: 021 596 8188 cholgate@mweb.com Issued By: Atmosphere Susan Moolman - Account Manager Tel: 021 461 2117 / 082 546 8905 susan@atmosphere.co.za

Schools to benefit from the Big Stationery Drive: Western Cape Khayelitsha Area Soyisile Primary Vuzamanzi Primary Ntwasahlobo Primary KwaZulu Natal Hammarsdale Area Kwa Myeza Primary Ntshongweni Primary Intando Primary Gauteng Thembisa Area Endulweni Primary Mashemong Primary Ebony Park Primary

Nyanga East Linge Primary Villiersdorp Area Elands River Primary Ravensmead Area Tygersig Primary Kensington Area Factreton Primary Delft Area Vergenoegd Primary 7000 Pens Khayelitsha Area Bulumko Secondary Harry Gwala Secondary Luhlaza Secondary Manyano High Matthew Goniwe Mem High Kwamfundo Secondary Langa Area Kulani High Mowbray Area Thandokhulu High Gugulethu Area Fezeka High Nyanga Area Oscar Mpetha High Philippi Area Sinethemba Secondary Sophumelela Secondary Delft Area Masibambisane Secondary Paarl Area Ihlumelo Intermediate Hermanus Area Qhayiya Secondary George Area Imzamo Yethu Secondary Knysna Area Percy Mdala High 25 schools

Balgowan Area Indezi Primary Umlazi Area Imisebe Primary Ntwela Primary Kwa Nyuswa Area Ndlokolo Primary 2000 Pens Hammarsdale Area Intakemazolo High Umlazi Area Zwelibanzi High Vukuzakhe High Velabahleke High

Soweto Area Shaka Bowa Primary

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