Construction of new Kwa-Faku Primary School begins
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started the construction of the new Kwa-Faku Primary School in Philippi East. This R64 million project is expected to be completed in late 2019, if everything goes according to plan. Once complete, the school will provide accommodation for up to 1 240 learners, including 120 Grade R learners.
The demolition of the old school was completed last month. Phase 1 construction is currently under way. During this time, learners will be taught in temporary classrooms on the site.
Once the new school is complete, its teaching facilities will comprise 32 classrooms (12 foundation phase, 12 intermediate phase, four senior phase, and four Grade R), two multi-purpose classrooms, and a science laboratory. The school will also have a hall, and administration building.
A borehole will be drilled to reduce the municipal water requirements of the construction process. The project will use labour-intensive methods which will provide a limited number of short-term work as well as skills training opportunities for local people. A total of R18,3 million will be spent on sub-contractor businesses, and R4,8 million on local suppliers.