Koffiefontein’s new school takes shape

Letsemeng Local Municipality executive mayor Thandiwe Reachable has commended the excellent workmanship reflected in the construction of the multi-million rand Diaman-Hoogte Combined School in Koffiefontein.

The state-of-the-art school is set to extend quality education to thousands of young children in Koffiefontein and surrounding areas.

Reachable said the contractor needed to be praised for the hard work and speedy progress made in building the school.

“I am happy that the construction that started in December last year is proceeding without any problems and moving fast,” the mayor said.

“However, there are some setbacks caused by nature which we cannot do anything about and due to that we will have to extend the completion date by a month.”

Reachable said construction work is expected to be completed in September this year.

The R44-million school – which will also have a hall, library and computer lab – is being built in partnership with the Department of Public Works.

“I would like to also thank the department for a massive boost made in our municipality,” Reachable said.

“This is real service delivery to the people and job creation.”

She added: “This school will cater for pupils from Grade1 up to Grade12.”

Reachable said 151 people are being employed in the construction of the school with 120 of them coming from the local townships in the municipality.