Brand new state of the art Malamulele High School unveiled
The Village Voice
Limpopo MEC for education Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya has told pupils at Malamulele High School to look after the property like they protect their property at home.
Opening the brand new state of the art school worth millions of rands Ramakhanya appealed to the governing body and other stakeholders to make sure that the property the government provided is used for future generations.
“The facilities at the new school will be used by your siblings as well as your children in time to come, “she said.
The MEC said vandalism starts in class when pupils start writing on desks or writing graffiti on school walls.
“This is the property you should cherish and because of our tight budget as the department, you should also understand that if you vandalise, the government will not be in the position to come back and do repairs.
The MEC was accompanied by Vhembe District Executive mayor Dowelani Nenguda and Collins Chabane Local Municipality mayor Shadrack Maluleke as well as traditional leaders and community structures.
The school had been in the news for years when it was situated next to Malamulele shopping complex.
Bothe staff and pupils complained of noise coming from the complex.
They also complained for the big in the surroundings as vendors urinated in the school premises.
It was for this reason that the school was relocated to the new place.
The day coincided with the MEC’s birthday and in celebrating the day, Ramakhanya, who is also the acting MEC for sports donated sporting facilities to five primary schools and five high schools in the vicinity.
Collins Chabane mayor Shadrack Maluleke said the municipality appreciated the efforts by the ANC led government for having erected a state of the art school at Collins Chabane.
“As a former school teacher myself, I know what it means to teach a class of 100 pupils. Now teaching has become easier with good facilities, “said Maluleke.
The acting HOD of the department of education Martin Mashaba appealed for mindset change on behalf of the pupils.
He said if they appreciated what they were given, there is no way there would be vandalism.
Hosi Eric Mdabula, who represented Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders chairperson Hosi Pheni Ngove, also thanked Ramakhanya for having brought development in Malamulele.