For The People

Opening of Refentse Recreational Facility and Home by MEC Motlhaping

The MEC of The Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison, Mr Motlhaping visited E.R Mocwaledi Primary School in Pampierstad for the official handover of the Refentse Recreational Facilities. Refentse Seretsi was a pupil at the school and who died in a tragic bus accident outside school premises after school last year.

MEC first started at the family’s home in an informal settlement of Nkandla in Hartswater to unveil home for them that will improve their living conditions.

MEC Motlhaping unveiled a 3-bedroom structure with a separate living area to the Seretsi family of 8, who previously stayed in a tiny dilapidated 1room shack. The Seretsi family lost their 9-year-old son in an accident outside the school premises last year.

The Department paid a visit to the family shortly after the accident and made a commitment to the family to avail help. They have now done the formal handover as another means of assisting the family. The Department further paid tribute to the memory of Refentse with a De Beers donation of a Recreational Facilities to the school. MEC Motlhaping stayed at the school in Pampierstad for the second part of the day in honouring the memory of the late 9-year-old Refentse.

The Recreational Facilities were facilitated by the Department through a generous donation by De Beers and collaborative efforts with other stakeholders such as the Department of Education and the school.
The other facilities, were existing structures at the back of the school which was refurbished through the help of the Department’s EPWP Participants, to still be usable to the learners.

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