Education: Levy helps build school

2008-06-17 00:00

CONDUCTING classes under trees will now be a thing of the past for the pupils at Hlazazane Junior Secondary in the far north of KZN, after the provincial MEC for Agriculture and Environmental Affairs officially opened six classrooms yesterday.

According to department spokesman Khulekani Ntshangase, the money for the new buildings was sourced through the levies collected from tourists visiting the nearby Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Hlazazane previously had only three classrooms and the school could only cater for classes up to grade 10.

Students had to relocate to finish high school. The nearest school is 15 km away and many pupils could not matriculate due to lack of transport funds.

Addressing the community, Mthimkhulu stressed the need for partnerships between local communities and the department to fight against animal poaching.

He committed his department to fighting poverty in the area, which lacks basic necessities like water, electricity and job opportunities.

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