R6.3mil building for people with disabilities

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Director General Adv Sandile Nogxina is expected to mark the start of construction of a R6.3 million home for people with disability at Kwanzimakwe in Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday by conducting a sod turning ceremony.

Department spokesperson Bheki Khumalo said the construction of the Khayalethu Home for the Disabled was a result of partnership with mining companies. He said the department was hopeful that more funding would come up from private sectors.

During the ceremony, Adv Nogxina will also hand over a state-of-the-art science laboratory to Nombuso High School. The laboratory is installed with 40 computers including five donated by the department.

"The event is line with the principles of meaningful partnerships with strategic stakeholders, where the department has managed to mobilise private sector funding for the installation of laboratory equipment, office furniture as well as the provisioning of computers to the School," Khumalo said. 

Nombuso High School is situated in the rural area of KwaNzimakwe, Thongasi area, approximately 10km from the Wild Coast Sun, on the border of KZN and the Eastern Cape. 

Adv Nogxina will be accompanied by the KZN Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize, Provincial MECs for Education Senzo Mchunu, Health Dr Sibongiseni Dlomo, Social Development Dr Meshack Radebe as well as Hibiscus Coast Municipality Mayor Nolwazi Shusha.