Noordgesig Primary School showcases Gauteng government’s excellent service delivery

The community of Noordgesig, in Johannesburg is proud of its new kidonthe block, the stateoftheart primary school.

Gauteng MEC for Department of Infrastructure Development and Property Management, Tasneem Motara and Premier David Makhura successfully handed over the Noordgesig Primary School to Gauteng MEC for Education and Youth Development, Panyaza Lesufi on Wednesday, 15 January to mark the opening of school for 2020.

Located in the heart of the community of ward 29, the school is a stateoftheart facility that showcases the capacity of the department as an infrastructure delivery agent on behalf of other departments.

Expressing her gratitude to all parties that contributed to successful completion of the school, MEC Motara commended the community members for behaving well during the construction of the project with no interferences.

“This is first project for the new year delivered on time and within budget. I applaud all contributors, and most importantly local SMMEs, subcontractors and the project manager, Richard Tshabalala who ensured the project ran smooth and to highest degree,” said Motara.

MEC Motara emphasized the importance of taking care of school infrastructure to stimulate a conducive environment. “To the community of Noordgesig this is your baby please take care of it and protect it from acts of arson and vandalism”, she said.

Noordgesig Primary School is an infrastructural masterpiece with green design principles, a true embodiment of excellent service delivery. The school accommodates 1800 learners (Grade R to Grade 7) and it is a mega school. It boasts a hall, two multi centers, science lab, computer room, nutrition center, library, store room and guard house. A local ward councillor Brenda Damme thanked the Gauteng Provincial Government for the work done in delivering the very first stateofart facility in Noordgesig.

“Noordgesig has a rich history, and this was the first primary school built in 1953, it has more than 60 years in existence, and we want to assure Premier Makhura that we will take care of this school,” she said.

Following the handover of keys and Certificate of Completion, MEC Lesufi highlighted that: “If we don’t have education, we can’t have skills, if we can’t get economy right, we won’t have service delivery.”

The project has served as a pivotal role in the empowerment of locals. Skills transfer was at the centre of the implementation programme.

Through beneficiation, 149 EPWP participants were trained on the project. Thirty (30) of these EPWP participants contributed to the onsite training programme. This beautiful new school took a total of 72 weeks to build and 42 local subcontractors were employed in this project.

In addition, the launch was attended by amongst others, the Mayor of Johannesburg Geoff Makhubo, school governing body, school principal and steering committees.

Source: Gauteng Province