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Ministers to Visit Site of New Khanya Primary School in Philippi

17 June 2015

On 18 June 2015, Minister Debbie Schäfer and Minister Donald Grant will visit the new Khanya Primary School building in Philippi which is to be completed at the end of the month, with learners moving into their new school premises at the beginning of the third term.

The learners have been temporarily accommodated at the former Buckingham Primary School building in Mitchells Plain since 2006, after vacating the Ottery Youth Centre buildings that was used since 2004 when the school was established.

Demand for schooling in the area and high enrolment meant that the current premises became inadequate to accommodate the growing number of learners. The building of the new school started in March 2014 to meet this demand.

The Ministers will be taking a tour of the new school building as well as engaging with contractors on site.

Media Enquiries: 

Siphesihle Dube
Spokesperson for Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant
Tel: 021 483 8954
Cell: 084 233 3811

Jessica Shelver
Spokesperson for Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer
Cell: 076 175 0663