New Kraaifontein primary school complete
The Department of Transport and Public Works completed the construction of the new Kraaifontein Primary School on 30 November 2018. This R50 million project started in May 2017 and is expected to open its doors in January 2019. The school has space for up to 1 110 learners.
The school building comprises a framed concrete structure and a mixture of face brick and painted infill walls. Teaching facilities comprise 30 standard classrooms, two Grade R classrooms, three specialised classrooms, two multipurpose classrooms, and two science laboratories.
The school also has a hall, an administrative building, and a sports field. 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.
The project made use of labour-intensive methods which provided a limited number of short-term work opportunities for local people as well as skills training. A total of R4 million was spent on local labour.