KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Mbali Frazer, introduced a contractor to the community of Mbulwane and handed over the site for construction of a State-of-the-Art Sindingulwazi Primary School worth R73.3 million yesterday, 12 September 2023 in the Alfred Duma Municipality under the uThukela District.
The construction project for the school consists of 3 phases. Phase 1A: Existing school. It consists of 12 Park home classrooms (20 classes), 2 grade R classes, 10 portable chemical girl’s toilets and 5 portable chemical boys toilets, 1 park home teacher’s ablution, 1 carport to accommodate 16 vehicles.
Phase 1B: New school to be constructed part 1. It consists of 28 standard classrooms, 3 multipurpose classrooms, 1 media centre, 1 computer Classroom, 14 girls’ toilets, 12 boys toilets/urinals, 1 disabled toilet, 10m elevated pressed steel water tank (48 hrs storage), Jo-jo water tanks, Civil engineering services, temporary fencing.
Phase 2A: Demolition of the existing school. Consists of 5 grade R classrooms, 1 team teaching classroom, 1 administrative block, 1 counselling suite, a general storeroom, a gatehouse, School Nutrition Programme Kitchen, 6 teacher’s toilets,
Phase 2B consists of 1 disabled toilet, 6 Grade R toilets and 1 staff toilet, 39 parking bays, a new perimeter fence, and Grade R playground facilities.
Phase 2C: New school to be constructed part 3 which consists of 9 parking bays, 862m concrete assembly area, playfield (65x35m), Electrical engineering services and general landscaping grassing
MEC Frazer announced that the construction period for this project is estimated to be 20 months and that the project will be concluded in May 2025.
She stressed that the main contractor must ensure that local people benefit from this project.
“It is important for us to make sure that local people do benefit from projects that are implemented in their area. Emerging local contractors must benefit from this project and local people must be employed,” said MEC Frazer.
MEC Frazer further pleaded with the community to play their part in protecting the project and in ensuring that there are no disruptions.