RUSTENBURG HERALD - BOSHOEK – Glencore Ferroalloys has responded to government’s National Development Plan (NDP), Vision 2030 Plan which envisages that by 2030, South Africans should have access to education with improved school infrastructure.
The mining giant has undertaken a project to build four new classrooms and other facilities for local school, Boshoek Primary School outside Rustenburg. To celebrate the commencement of the construction project, Boshoek Smelter held a sod-turning event at Boshoek Primary School.
The event was attended by Glencore Ferroalloys representatives including the executive team, management from Boshoek Smelter, the Rustenburg Local Municipality Acting Executive Mayor Cllr Boipelo Mareko, as well as the MEC of the Department of Education, Ms Mmaphefo Matsemela and Boshoek Primary School management team and SGB members. Glencore Ferroalloys Chief Community and Social Responsibility Officer, Conroy van der Westhuizen gave the opening address on the day and affirmed that any investment towards education is one that yields the greatest return.
The scope for the construction project is the building of four classrooms, ablution facilities for boys, girls and teachers, as well as a kitchen and storeroom. Honourable MEC of The Department of Education for North West Province, Ms Mmaphefo Matsemela, praised Glencore for their support towards The Department of Education and for heeding the call of improving educational facilities in the country.
Principal Mokgwatlheng of Boshoek Primary School gave the vote of thanks. The construction of the Grade R centre project has commenced and is planned to be completed in the third quarter of 2022. This project forms part of Glencore’s continued commitment to make a lasting impact and create progress together for the communities near their operations.