The KwaZulu-Natal MEG for Education, Kwazi Mshengu, together with eThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and various KZN cabinet MEGs officially turned the sod on the construction of the Solomon Mahlangu Primary school in Cornubia on Friday, July 5.
The event coincided with Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s visit to the Cornubia Integrated Residential Development Project to assess the progress made and hand over title deeds to residents. The Cornubia project include s the creation of inclusive modern settlements made of decent housing units, industrial factories, retail parks, and office spaces for various businesses.
Speaking at the sod turning, MEG Mshengu said the project is part of the department’s commitment to the country’s education. “This will be a state of the art school for the Cornubia area and it will have multiple facilities, thus ensuring quality education for young people of this community. We want to urge the community that they must protect such property and must not vandalise it as it belongs to them,” he said. The initiative is run through a partnership between the Department of Education, Human Settlements and eThekwini Municipality.
The construction of the school is expected to take 24 months and the area will also boast a clinic and a sports facility.
It was befitting to name the school after Solomon Mahlangu, a person who sacrificed a lot for young people and education in this country, added Mshengu.
The event ended with a title deed handover ceremony for the Cornubia Integrated Residential Development residents.
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eThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and MEC Kwazi Mshengu cut the ribbon at the Solomon Mahlangu School sod turning.