Cogta hands out mobile libraries and science kits to underprivileged eThekwini school

More than 1000 learners from New River Combined will as from today have access to a library, touch a test tube and gathered in a sheltered school assembly without dust and stones for the first time. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede in partnership with JSE listed company, Conlog presented the contributions to fulfil promises made on their visit, early this year.


More than 1000 learners from New River Combined will as from today have access to a library and touch a test tube for the first time, courtesy of KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

Dube-Ncube today visited the school in the Ethekwini Metro, together with the Mayor of eThekwini, Cllr Zandile Gumede, and JSE listed company Conlog which made a contribution towards the donations. The new mobile library and science kits will go a long way towards ensuring that all scholars get the best in terms of their education.

In her address, MEC Dube-Ncube urged the learners to take their education seriously because it is the only tool they have to escape poverty.

“Your presence here in the school is exclusively for one reason – to study and we have done our part in ensuring that the resources your teachers said they needed were supplied. We now expect all of you to focus on your studies since your own future and that of your families depends on you doing well in school,” said Dube-Ncube.

The school also got an upgrade to their assembly areas which have been tarred because the principal had expressed his concern about the dust the learners were exposed to during assembly time.

This school caters for learners from grades 1-12 and is located within a poor community. The principal of the school, Mr Ncube, thanked the MEC, the Mayor of eThekwini and Conlog for the investment made into the school which will ensure that it continues to provide quality education for its learners.

For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Msawakhe Mayisela, 060 966 4220

Date: 20 April 2017