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South Africa: The Department Built a New Fully Fledged State of the Art Special School
Source: Issued by: Mpumalanga Education
Source Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Mar 14, 2014

The skills all of which are offered at this special school include self-care, socialisation, perceptual motor development, functional scholastic, work skills, job preparation programmes such as woodwork, painting, renovations, needle work, cane work knitting laundry, domestic and mesh –wire making, beadwork and so on.
Thanduxolo Special school is one of the 18 special schools in the Mpumalanga Province, its new building consist of 10 classrooms, four workshops, administration block, two garages and sport grounds.
The construction of this new school stated in February 2013 and was completed at the end of July 2013 to ensure that Pieter and his mates can take pride of the new environment that helps to instil a sense of belonging and true citizenry.
Pieter’s classmates are from Kwaguga, Mhluzi, Ogies-Phola, Klarinet and the surrounding mine villages within Emalahleni Municipality.
The construction was allocated R39 million to ensure that those who are like Pieter equally benefit from the country’s schooling system and the right to education as prescribed by the constitution of the country.
The MEC for Education, Mrs Reginah Mhaule and her counterpart MEC for Public Works Roads and Transport, Ms Dikeledi Mahlangu and the Executive Mayor of Emalahleni Municipality will on 18 March 2014 visit the school to meet Pieter at the occasion of the official handover of the school to the School Governing Body at 13h00.
The media is invited.
NB. Pieter Van der Merwe not the real name.
For more information contact:
Mr Jasper Zwane
Cell: 083 743 1804
E-mail: j.zwane@education.mpu.gov.za
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