SIBANYE – STILLWATER DONATES 30 SMART BOARDS AND 300 TABLETS TO THE NORTH WEST EDUCATION SCHOOLS
Education remains a societal matter in practice as Sibanye – Stillwater donated 30 Smart Boards and 300 Tablets to 30 schools to the North West department of Education within the Rustenburg Sub – District schools on Friday, 20 November 2020 at Molotlegi Secondary school.
The positive gesture strengthens the government’s priority of unleashing the potential of learners through the Information and Communications Technology resources The Sibanye Stillwater focuses on upgrading school environment, building new schools, teacher and learner support.
The Senior Vice-president for Sibanye – Stillwater, Mr Floyd Masemola emphasised that their donation is aimed at creating value to their stakeholders.
“We are intentional about creating value for our shareholders so that while the mines are still operational: communities can also benefit through structured programmes that advance development. Education is key in that aspect as it unlocks the potential of the communities so they can be self sustainable and have livelihoods that will continue long after has ceased to exist”, said Mr Masemola.
The Political Head of department, MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela expressed that it is time to thank people who make a difference in the lives of the communities.
“On behalf of the department as a whole l take this time to thank and appropriate Sibanye – Stillwater Mine for their good gesture towards unleashing the potential of our learners with regard to technology. The 6th Administration continues to prioritise education as an Apex priority. Our plan as a department in the next financial year is to offer curriculum through Information Communication and Technology (ICT). We want to assure Sibanye – Stillwater that our School Governing bodies and the entire community will ensure that these assets are safe. Whenever we handover the school, the community should appreciate and own it”, said MEC Matsemela.
Onkabetse Ramokoka a 16 year old Grade 10 learner indicated that this donation is going to simplify access to information to be extremely easy. Whilst Letlhogonolo Rasetlola a 17 year old Grade 10 highlighted that those learners who don’t have cellphones will be able to conduct research easily.
The 30 schools who benefited from the Sibanye – Stillwater donation of smart boards were: Geelhout Secondary, Marikana Secondary, Kgatseng Thabiso, Rauwane Sepeng, Tlhabane Technical, Matlhare Mokautu, Mmanape, Bakwena, Iketletso,, Lerethodi, Fields, Rethusegile, Bafokeng, Keledi, Khayalethu, Matale, Molotlogi, Platinum Village, Thethe, Matsukubyane, Sunrise View, Tshukudu, Boikagong, Meriti, Sekete VI, Matetenene and President Mangope Secondary school.
MEC Matsemela further emphasised that the aim of the department is to provide infrastructure which is “beyond sanitation”. She said for the department to provide quality education the learning environment should be conducive for teaching and learning.
For more information, please contact:
Mr Elias Malindi
Cell: 072 892 8399/072 115 4855