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Bill Clinton in SA, wants to boost charity

By Sapa-AP | Jul 16, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 8 ]

Former US President Bill Clinton says he's trying to get more support for a charity he helped found that provides training for impoverished South African school children in hopes they can carve out a better future for themselves.

Clinton said Sunday the charity wants to fill gaps that state services cannot meet by attracting private funding and volunteers.

“I hope to get more support and make it bigger,” he said during a visit to a youth centre in the Soweto township outside Johannesburg on his first day of a tour through several African countries.

The City Year charity was launched by former South African President Nelson Mandela and Clinton in 2005. It provided after-school care for 23,000 children since then.

Clinton expects to meet Mandela on Tuesday, a day before he celebrates his 94th birthday.


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The only reason Clinton is here is to meet Mandela and since he was not invited he decided to invite himslef in the name of "Charity"

Jul 16, 2012 11:28 | 0 replies

DjEp, my role model is on the prawl, leave him alone. There is always a Monica Lewisky out there ready for dish our a bj. How do you he was never invited? Is he that loaded enough to pay for his demanding itenerary through "a tour through several African countries?"

Jul 16, 2012 12:17 | 0 replies

he is only here for maraago nothing else.

Jul 16, 2012 12:51 | 0 replies

There is always a Monica Lewisky out there ready for dish our a bj
====Well said i hope its not Maite Nkoana- Mashabane or one of Zuma's mistresses.

Jul 16, 2012 2:22 | 0 replies

Sowetan please stop ridiculing yourself by publishing news from yahoo and news 24, you should have brought yourself to Ikusasa Lethu Project in freedom park and get the news directly from the president himself. Its unfortunate that some of you guys always think the worst of other people without a slight idea of what they all about. Its true when they say negative news sells neh..

Jul 16, 2012 3:2 | 0 replies

Mr Blowjob.

Jul 17, 2012 8:16 | 0 replies

bill clinton is the man, unlike some redneck texan whose name i forget

Jul 17, 2012 11:19 | 0 replies

I remember staying up all night during their election crossing my fingers for him - Bill - to win. Os courfe, I did the same thing when Barack Obama was representing the Democrats. Unlike, Bill I never thought Obama will pull it through. Obama is going to need all the support he can muster from the Clintons to crack the upcoming (re)election(s). So, let him get as many bj as he can so that by the time he hits November he is as refreshed as the last day he "did not have sex with that woman."

Jul 18, 2012 12:31 | 0 replies