The Project for Construction of Primary and Secondary Schools in Limpopo Province

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After the fall of apartheid, South Africa formulated the Reconstruction and Development Plan under the National Unity Government that came into existence in 1994, and promoted social and economic reforms aimed at correcting racial and regional disparities.
In Limpopo, one of the poorest provinces, the adult literacy rate was low, and the shortage of classrooms was the second highest after Mpumalanga. The provincial government had made it a priority to reform the schools to become the core of the community and to provide quality educational facilities, but due to the deteriorating financial situation, not enough progress had been made.
Against this backdrop, a request was made for grant assistance for the construction of primary and secondary schools in the three educational districts in Limpopo Province that were the furthest behind in terms of facilities.

Project description

Based on a comprehensive evaluation of the sites, 32 of the 35 requested sites were selected for cooperation, and the number of classrooms was planned according to the type of school (elementary school, lower elementary school, integrated school, middle school), and a total of 204 classrooms were constructed. The facilities are single-story brick structures that make the most of local materials, labor, and technology. For the toilets, a dry toilet system developed by a local company was adopted, taking into account the poor water resources of the region.

  • LOCATION         South Africa
  • STRUCTURE        Brick masonry, 1 stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    32 site, 204 classroom, Total 17862㎡
  • COMPLETION        2004
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision