Gauteng Legislature visits schools as part of Institution’s School Readiness Programme, 11 Jan

10 Jan 2017

Six Gauteng Schools to receive much needed support from GPL Presiding Officers

Presiding Officers of the Gauteng Provincial Legislatures (GPL) will on Wednesday, 11 January 2017, visit six Gauteng schools as part of the Institution’s School Readiness Programme for the year ahead.

Part of the support to be provided by Presiding Officers, namely: Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and Chairperson of Committees, includes assessing the schools’ state of readiness ahead of the new academic year.

The initiative forms part of GPL’s oversight mandate over the work of the Executive Authority in the Province. Presiding Officers will also engage with the schools’ management to identify critical needs for speedy intervention.  

Presiding Officers will engage with School Management teams, School Governing Bodies, Educators, Parents and Learners to obtain information that will assist in the evaluation of the state of readiness.

Presiding Officers will also use this initiative to donate valuable educational support materials to the schools based on their individual needs.  School Shoes, School Uniforms, Sanitary Towels and Food Gardening Tools among other things.

The GPL will also use this programme to educate parents and learners about the mandate of the Provincial Legislature as well as to campaign for the promotion of the right to education for children and the role of parents in providing support and strengthening the education system.

Members of the media are invited to be part of this programme.

The program of the day is as follows:

Presiding Officer

Name of School


Contact number

Hon. Ntombi Mekgwe

Speaker of the Legislature


Curtis Nkondo School of Specialisation

Time: 7h30

2362 Phindwa & Biyelwa Streets, Emndeni Extension, Soweto

Thebe Khumalo

072 266 1021

Aurora High School

Time: 10h00

1764 Zici & Bendile Streets, Zola North, Soweto

Hon. Uhuru Moiloa

Deputy Speaker of the Legislature

Thandi Eleanor Secondary School

Time: 7h30

1059 Lekope Street, Duduza

Pfano Bulasigobo

060 533 1982


Alafang Secondary School

Time: 10h00

1190 Makubu Street, Tshongweni section, Katlehong

Hon. Nomantu Ralehoko

Chairperson of Committees

Vukucinge Primary School

Time: 7h30

326 Ghana Road, Slovo Park, Welgedacht, Springs

Thabisile Nzuke

082 619 4411

Lefa Ifa Secondary School

Time: 10h00

1479 Cnr Joe Mzamane & Sam Ngema Streets, Kwa-Thema

For more information or interview queries, please contact:
Thebe Khumalo
Tel: 011 498 5948
Cell: 072 266 1021

Thabisile Nzuke
Tel: 011 498 5416 
Cell: 082 619 4411

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