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President Ramaphosa to hand over schools in KwaZulu-Natal

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, officiate the handover of three primary schools namely Enhlanhleni, Lembe and Ingweni Phaphama in Dannhauser, Utrecht and Vryheid situated in the Amajuba and Zululand District municipalities respectively in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

A single handover ceremony involving all three schools will be held at the Enhlanhleni Primary School in Dannhauser near Newcastle.

In partnership with the Adopt-A-School Foundation as the implementing agent, the schools were built under the Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI) with the objective of eradicating schools without water, sanitation and electricity and to replace schools constructed from inappropriate material.

The partnership is in response to the President’s call for collaboration between government and civil society to realise the right of children to safety and dignity in educational facilities.

At the three schools in question, mud structures built by communities more than 30 years ago in some instances, have been replaced with modern brick and mortar structures with additional design elements that allow for a positive learning environment. The designs comply with current and future school requirements and complement the rural environment in which they are situated. 

Members of the media are invited for coverage.

Date: 17 April 2019 
Time: 09h00
Venue: Enhlanhleni Primary School, Dannhauser, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province

Media RSVP and information: Terence Khala on 081 758 1546 or Terrence Manase on / 082 338 6708 

Media Enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707 or Elijah Mhlanga, Department of Basic Education Spokesperson on 083 580 8275

Issued by: The Presidency