Klipgat: Minister Motshekga opens doors of Goakganya Primary School in Phasha-Maloka village

Today, on the 3rd of May 2024 marks yet another infrastructural milestone as the North West Department of Education is proud to announce the official handover of the newly built Goakganya Primary School in Phasha-Maloka village, Klipgat by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

The journey towards this achievement began in March-April 2020, with meticulous planning to replace the dilapidated structure. Construction undertaken by the esteemed contractor Kontinental Engineering, commenced in November 2022 and concluded in April 2024, resulting in the birth of a state-of-the-art educational facility.

Comprising of an administrative block, Grade R classrooms block, Science lab block, 8x classroom blocks, nutrition centre, guard house, refuse yard, pump room, boundary fence and gate, school name board, signage, ablutions facilities (with new paving around them), covered walkways, combi court and football pitch, paved and covered parking, food garden, landscaping, domestic and fire water tanks.

The total investment in this project amounted to R44.6 million, a testament to our dedication to providing quality education infrastructure. Furthermore, the project has not only transformed the physical landscape but has also uplifted the economy of the community members involved.

Minister Motsekga commends the contractor, Kontinental Engineering for their outstanding commitment to community engagement.
“We applaud the contractor for involving community members in the success of this building project,” said Minister Motshekga. “This inclusive approach fosters a sense of ownership within the community and significantly improves the economic performance of the area”, Motshekga added.

Upon receipt of the new Goakganya Primary School, MEC for Education in the North West, Viola Motsumi expressed her gratitude for the new school.

“Goakganya Primary School is a testament to our department’s commitment to providing quality education facilities for all learners in the North West. This school will provide a stimulating and conducive learning environment for our children. I also applaud the community members for volunteering to look after the school . This is the parental involvement we wish to witness in all our schools, Motsumi concluded.

The handover of Goakganya Primary School marks a new chapter in the educational journey of Phasha-Maloka village, Klipgat and reaffirms the Department’s pledge to leave no child behind in accessing quality education. This comprehensive infrastructure stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for generations to come.


For further inquiries, please contact:
Mphata Molokwane
Departmental Spokesperson
082 979 3638
Elias Malindi
Acting Head of Communication
072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane