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Construction of two new Kraaifontein schools begins

12 May 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started building the Vredekloof Primary School and the Kraaifontein High School. A total of R100 million has been set aside for building these two schools, which will house 1 240 and 1 100 learners respectively. The schools are expected to have been completed in August 2018, if everything goes according to plan.

The school buildings will comprise a framed concrete structure and a mixture of face brick and painted infill walls. Teaching facilities at Vredekloof Primary will comprise 28 standard classrooms, four Grade R classrooms, three specialised classrooms, two multipurpose classrooms and a science laboratory. Teaching facilities at Kraaifontein High will comprise 30 standard classrooms, three specialist classrooms, two science laboratories, two multipurpose classrooms, a multimedia centre and computer room. Both schools will have halls, administrative buildings and sports fields.

Both projects will use labour-intensive methods which will provide a limited number of short-term work opportunities for local people as well as skills training. A total of R4 million will be spent on local labour.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has budgeted a total of R1,23 billion in 2017/18 for building and refurbishing school infrastructure across the Western Cape. DTPW and WCED remain committed to delivered high-quality infrastructure on time and within budget. This is in line with the Western Cape Government’s Provincial Strategic Goal 2, to improve education outcomes and opportunities for youth development.

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Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570

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