- Actor Luthuli Dlamini has decided to help disadvantaged communities get their news
- Starting his very own Cape Town-based community newspaper, Luthuli hopes to help those less fortunate stay informed
- Together with his business partner Nolubabalo Mcinga, they launched NTU News on 28 May
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In order to receive updates on world affairs, we have to be connected digitally. It is, unfortunately, leaving some behind with news as they do not have the electronic devices needed.
Actor Luthuli Dlamini is well aware of those living in disadvantage communities and has decided to assist where he can. Luthuli’s aim is to enable them to receive news and stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the country.
Briefly.co.za learnt that these areas will be prioritised due to the fact they have limited or no access to WiFi and cellphones, buying data is a problem as they cannot afford it and TVs do not exist. All these appliances are needed in order to receive news.
Luthuli has partnered up with Nolubabalo Mcinga and together they launched NTU News. They have started distributing newspapers to the Amathole District in Eastern Cape.
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The newspaper will have a dual purpose. It will bring updated news to the residents as well as enable those looking for work to browse through jobs that are available.
It comes as a surprise to hear of a new newspaper company opening in the difficult times we are experiencing at the moment. There are many printing companies that are going through tough times and some that have even shut down.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Luthuli said that what they did was intentional and was a way to inform people of the deadly virus.
"We did that on purpose. We want to show people that the virus should not stop their lives. The newspaper will also be a vehicle for communication where people can be educated about the virus.”
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