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Malethola Maggie Nkwe


Title Community Worker
Other Names
Date of Birth 1947-00-00
Date of Death

Updated 4 Nov 2016

Malethola Maggie Nkwe.
 "Gogo" Nkwe as she is affectionately known was born in. She began her career as a nurse but resigned in 1978 to serve marginalized and underprivileged communities. She spearheaded the "Save Orlando Home Campaign" which catered for abandoned babies, resulting in the re-registration and re-building of the home. She moved to Klersdorp in 1990, establishing the Women's Help Desk in the Diocese of Klersdorp, the objective of which was to foster self-worth and esteem among exploited and marginalized women. Her initiatives in the North-West Province include the establishment of pre-schools, Literacy Programmes and a Drop-In Centre for family disputes. She is founder and national chairperson of the Widows Forum and is the force behind Archbishop Tutu's Heritage Centre. She has also established a Forum for Destitute Children in the Klersdorp region. Nkwe was also involved in the founding of Khulumani, a victim-support group in Klerksdorp established by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Sedibeng sa Tshepo drop-in centre Klerksdorp. n 2007 she was awarded the Order of the Baobab (Bronze), a National Order award, by the then President of the Republic of South Africa, for "her devotion to the community



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