MEC Motsumi for Education – SOD turning for a New Primary School in Ipelegeng Township, Schweizer-Reneke

MEC for Education in the North West Province, Viola Mostumi, leads the sod-turning ceremony and officially hand over a significant project management responsibility for the construction of a new Schweizer-Reneke Primary School in Ipelegeng Township in the Mamusa Local Municipality on Thursday, 04 April 2024.

The new school project, valued at R69 million, is slated to encompass essential facilities including 21 classrooms, an administrative block, a multipurpose hall, a science lab, a kitchen, a sports field among other amenities, over a duration of 18 months.

The initiative comes as a beacon of hope for the community, particularly addressing the pressing issue of overcrowded schools and the plight of learners who endure long distances to access education.

The project’s inception traces back to 2014, initiated by the late businessperson and contractor, Wandile Bozwana. However, following Bozwana’s passing the Department sought legal opinion to finish the project.

MEC Mostumi’s intervention signifies a pivotal moment for the community, offering tangible relief to parents and learners burdened by lengthy commutes and overcrowded classes.

She [Motsumi] underscores the broader societal impact of the project, emphasizing its role in combating unemployment, particularly among the youth.

“It’s unacceptable that, decades into democracy, we still grapple with youth unemployment and uncertain futures. This endeavour not only addresses immediate educational needs but also fosters economic empowerment and secures a brighter tomorrow for our youth”, Motsumi echoes.

This initiative follows the recent handover of the Serachero Primary School in Huhudi Township, demonstrating our unwavering dedication to meeting the government’s commitment to fostering inclusive development and nurturing future generations.

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

Author: tkhechane