Dept failing Postmasburg Primary School

Boitumelo Babuseng, MPL

DA Constituency Head for Postmasburg:

During an oversight visit I conducted to the Postmasburg Primary
School this week, it became clear that the department is failing this
school. The school infrastructure is ageing and in desperate need of
repairs, but the school’s pleas are falling on deaf ears.

The school was built in the 1910s. One of the infrastructure problems
at the school is a large hole in the ceiling in a corridor, which
exposes the school to all elements of the weather. The department has
promised on numerous occasions to fix this hole, but it is still wide
open.

The school governing body and the principal of the school have been
proactive in trying to find solutions to the infrastructure problems.
As a result of their efforts, they have sourced funds from a local
mine, which built a state-of-the-art facility for the grade one
learners. It is welcome to see that mines embrace their
social responsibility. However, interventions from the private sector
should never be a replacement for long-overdue services from the public
sphere.