Western Cape Minister for Education, Debbie Schafer and Minister for Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, to visit site of New Khanya Primary school in Philippi

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, Minister Schäfer and Minister Grant will be visiting the new Khanya Primary School building in Phillippi which is to be completed at the end of the month, with learners moving into their new school premises at the beginning of the third term.

The learners have been temporarily accommodated at former Buckingham Primary School building in Mitchell’s Plain since 2006, after vacating the Ottery Youth Centre buildings that was utilised since 2004 when the school was established.

Demand for schooling in the area and high enrolment meant that the current premises became inadequate to accommodate the growing number of learners. The building of the new school commenced in March 2014 to meet this demand.

Tomorrow, the Ministers will be taking a tour of the new school building as well as engaging with contractors on site.

Date:              Thursday 18th June 2015

Time:              12h00

Venue:           Khanya Primary School building, c/o New Eisleben Rd and White Hart lane (adjacent to Philippi Police Academy)

All media are invited to attend.

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.