In light of the recent spates of educational crises, the Department of Education has made great efforts to curb overcrowding and insurgent damage to schools at a national level. This has seen the popular rise of a new accommodation solution.
Addressing the need for the development of suitable school and classroom infrastructure, Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Kwikspace), local manufacturer of prefabricated buildings, has, together with the Department of Education, provided over 2 000 permanent and temporary new classrooms throughout South Africa over the last 2-3 years.
Comments Roberto Campos, Kwikspace Sales Executive: “From site preparation to hand-over, Kwikspace can deliver new classrooms in a matter of days. Although rapidly deployed, these units are built using robust materials that offer temperature control, noise insulation and have a lifespan of up to 20 years. The off-site manufacture of new classrooms allows for speedy delivery and installation with minimal disruption to learners.”
Kaalfontein – Gauteng
Kwikspace erected a first-of-its-kind, double-storey unit at Kaalfontein Secondary School in Tembisa, Gauteng using alternative building methods that consisted of a steel and concrete structural frame. The project included the construction of 32 classrooms, 10 ablution units, an administration building, a nutrition centre and landscaping of the existing school grounds. Kaalfontein Secondary School was established in 2012, after a steep increase in the community population there, which almost doubled between the years 1996 and 2011, rising from 237 676 to 463 109 citizens.
Vuwani – Limpopo
After schools were burned down during recent protests in the town of Vuwani in the Limpopo Province, learners were left in desperate need of new classroom space. It took just one day, from date of order, for Kwikspace to start the delivery of 40 brand new classrooms for learners in the remote region, situated close to Phalaborwa, near the Kruger National Park.
Ugu District Schools – KwaZulu-Natal
Kwikspace has fulfilled the needs of various schools in the Ugu district, namely Nqabeni Primary School and Mdlangathi Secondary School near Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal for the IDT (Independent Development Trust). The IDT is a state owned entity which manages the delivery of necessary social infrastructure programmes on behalf of government. As such, a number of mobile classrooms were supplied, some of which were built on-site.
Kwikspace Modular Buildings can be contacted on +27 11 617 8000, www.kwikspace.co.za
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