The leader of the new political party Building A Cohesive Society (BACS), Lynda Ordendaal donated new soccer jerseys and soccer balls to a local team in Thokoza last week Saturday.
Speaking during the handover of the soccer kits; Ordendaal said the party representatives visited Thokoza few weeks ago as part of their election campaign. She said they promised to come back and bring the new soccer jerseys for the Thokoza based football club which has been without the jersey for a while.
“Some of the issues we heard from this community is that politicians visit them during the election campaign, make promises and never fulfil them. We came back here again to prove a point that BACS can lead from an integrity perspective and we mean it,” said Ordendaal.
BACS was formed in April this year, before registering as a political party the organisation was operating as a foundation focusing on a number of programs such as job creation.
Ordendaal appealed to all companies to give young people some internship opportunities in order for them to gain work place experience, especially the graduates. She said in her business life, she has been offering internship programs. “Sometimes people would say I might lose these interns even though my company spend a lot of money on them, but I don’t see that as an issue I see it as an opportunity to create a bigger sector. We appeal to companies to offer internship programs because it is about building South Africa’s economy,” said Ordendaal.
Bhekani Dlamini, captain of the Thokoza football club said they are grateful to BACS for the donation of the new soccer jerseys. He said they have been without a soccer jersey for more than three years. “It has always been our wish to have a soccer jersey for our team. We hope that BACS will do more than just soccer jerseys and the balls. We also want the ground and the training facilities,” said Dlamini.
He added, “We would also love to have electricity, water taps in our homes and proper houses, so we are going to vote for BACS because they have shown us that they are reliable,” said Dlamini.