Project Description

Letlhakane Primary School repairs and additions

Project management for renovation and construction of additional classrooms at Letlhakane Primary School

Project description

The school comprised two classroom blocks and one administration block. The existing structures were built in 1946 and showed significant structural distress. The client requested the reconstruction of two additional classroom blocks and an ablution facility to address the issue of water supply and sanitation as the school previously used pit latrines. These latrines  were already full.

Project objectives

The upgrade will provide full waterborne sanitation and additional water points for washing hands and gardening. Other positive spin offs from upgrading of the school are:

  • New and renovated blocks will provide a safe structure for the learners and teachers
  • New structure will give protection against harsh weather conditions
  • Improved hygiene due to the provision of waterborne sanitation
  • Improved human dignity due to the provision of proper sanitation facilities
  • Improved educational standards

Employment created

A total of 477 people were employed for the duration of this project. The people were hired to do the following tasks: bricklaying, paving, excavations, pipe laying, tiling, painting, roofing, ceilings, etc.


The contractor offered the local community training in business registration, tendering, costing and the running of a construction company.

Project Details


9 months starting May 2015 – November 2016


The Independent Development Trust


Rietpan near Zeerust, in the North West Province

  • Electrical Design and Engineering
  • Mechanical Design and Engineering

  • Civil Design and Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Architectural Services
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental Management Services
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Geotechnical Engineering

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