- President Cyril Ramaphosa travelled down to the Northern Cape to meet with Ouma Katriena Vaalbooi, also known as Ouma Geelmeid
- Ouma Geelmeid is one of only four people in the world remaining who are able to speak the Ñ!uu language and she has opened a school to preserve the language
- Ouma Geelmeid recently wrote a book in the Ñ!uu language and taught the president how to read it
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President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a special visit to the Northern Cape to meet with Ouma Katriena Vaalbooi, who is also affectionately known as Ouma Geelmeid.
Ouma Geelmeid is one of only four people in the world remaining who are able to speak the Ñ!uu language.
As part of her attempts to preserve the language, she's founded a school to teach it to future generations.
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Ouma Geelmeid reached out to President Ramaphosa and Premier Zamani Saul to support her noble initiative and help maintain part of Mzansi's heritage.
The two esteemed gentlemen obliged and met with Ouma Geelmeid for a special reading lesson - based on a book that she had written in the unique language.
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Briefly.co.za noted that the Northern Cape Provincial Government shared the news via their Facebook page on Heritage Day.
Phillip Mosiapoa commented: "Nice one president."
Rhowen Mosaie said, "It was a wonderful day for one and all."
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