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New and upgraded schools

(Western Cape Government)

The Department of Transport and Public Works builds and upgrades schools for the Western Cape Education Department.

We consider important aspects when starting these construction projects including job creation through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and the inclusion of environmentally-friendly features.

Below are education facilities currently under construction. We also feature recently completed schools.

PC Petersen Primary School

This 18 month project will provide much-needed relief to the existing school, and accommodate more pupils in a safe environment condusive to teaching and learning.

PC Petersen

News: Replacement school for Winelands community is on its way

Kraaifontein High School

The school incorporates “water-wise” features such as borehole facilities and a tank farm, water-wise sanitary fittings, and a water restrictor on the water main line.

Kraaifontein High School

Vredekloof Primary School

Water-wise features include the installation of borehole facilities and a tank farm; water-wise sanitary fittings; and a water restrictor on the water main line.

Vredekloof Primary

Kwa-Faku Primary School

This R64 million project is expected to be completed in late 2019, if everything goes according to plan.


News: Construction of new Kwa-Faku Primary School begins

Barkly House Pre-Primary School

The project is a conversion project that saw the former Newlands Clinic converted to a fully functional pre-primary school for the learners of Barkly House Pre-Primary School which had previously been accommodated in an old prefabricated structure.


News: Newlands Clinic converted to a fully functional pre-primary school

Louwville High School

Most of the school buildings comprise a framed concrete structure and a mixture of face brick and painted infill walls. 

Louwville High School

Bonnievale Primary School

The school is expected to be a catalyst for social and community development for many years to come.


Cheré Botha LSEN (Learners with Special Educative Needs) School

After being taught in temporary facilities in Stikland for several years whilst construction was under way, learners were delighted to finally move into their new school in January 2018. 

Chere Botha LSEN

News: New Cheré Botha LSEN School (On Track newsletter)

Eerste River High School

This 1200-capacity high school will house grade 8 to 12 learners, teaching and support staff, with a planned future expansion that would see capacity increased to 1480 learners.

Eerste river High School

Umyezo Wama Apile High School

The construction of the new R68 million Umyezo Wama Apile High School in Grabouw has resumed after a number of disruptions were resolved in consultation with the project steering committee that was nominated by the local community.

Grabouw High School

Rheenendal Primary School

Excited learners who moved into the new Rheenendal Primary School near Knysna this month are looking forward to the completion of the sports field in August. 

Rheenendal Primary School

News: New Rheenendal Primary School reaches practical completion

Tulbagh Primary School

The R71 million school will alleviate overcrowding at other schools in the town and surrounds.

Tulbagh Primary School


Sinenjongo High School

The development of this school is a great example of how the private sector can partner with the public sector to invest in education for public benefit.


Pineview Primary School

Phase 2 of the project which includes the school hall, media centre, computer classroom, and media and handwork rooms, and sport fields – is currently under way and is scheduled to be completed in October 2016.

Pineview Primary School

Worcester High School

Most of the school's buildings consist of a framed concrete structure and a mixture of face brick and painted infill walls.

Worcester High School

Kwanokuthula Primary School

This brand new R40 million school boasts a new hall, four specialist classrooms, a multimedia room, and sports fields.

Kwanokuthula Primary School

News: Handover and opening of Kwanokuthula Primary School

Kranshoek Primary School

This R35 million school has two Grade R, ten foundation phase, ten intermediate phase, and eight senior phase classrooms, as well as a brand new school hall and sports fields.

Kranshoek Primary School

News: Handover and opening of Kranshoek Primary School

Wesfleur Primary School

Certain structures at this school were demolished and replaced at a cost of of R33 million.  

Wesfleur Primary School

News: Improved education and health facilities in Atlantis

Vooruitsig Primary School

The new school accommodates 1 250 learners, including 60 Grade R learners who have been using temporary classrooms on the site.

Vooruitsig Primary

News: Improvements to Darling Primary School are complete

Zwelethemba Secondary School

Teaching facilities comprise 33 standard classrooms, five specialist rooms and one multi-media room with a library.


Parkview Primary School

Construction was completed in October 2015. New facilities include four Grade R classrooms with enclosed playing areas and facilities.


News: Improved education and health facilities in Atlantis

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The content on this page was last updated on 14 March 2019