A newly reconstructed R20 million primary school, Rearata Primary, will be unveiled in the Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality on Friday by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.
A NEWLY built R20 million primary school, Rearata Primary, will be unveiled in the Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality on Friday by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.
Motshekga will be joined by the Minister of Energy, Gwede Mantashe, Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul and the MEC for Education, Zolile Monakali.
The school was constructed by South32 Hotazel Manganese Mines as part of its social responsibility portfolio.
A spokesperson for South23, Nthabi Jonas, said work on the project started in 2013.
“The first phase construction started in 2014 and the second started in 2019. The project was completed in November 2021. This project is part of our social and labour plan, which aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of our local communities,” said Jonas.
“Education is one of four focus areas in our community investment strategy. We saw the need to construct a new school that was previously built with asbestos and which posed an environmental harm to both teachers and learners. We believe this investment will ensure that teaching and learning will take place in an environmentally safe facility.”
Jonas said the school will accommodate 500 pupils.
“The school has 14 classrooms. A dedicated Grade R with their own ablution facilities. A computer centre, library and a nutrition block.
The Department of Basic Education has commended and welcomed the construction of the school.
“The department welcomes the reconstruction of Rearata Primary School as it ensures that the infrastructural improvements are in line with the norms and standards of the Department of Basic Education,” the department said.