January 19, 2018

West Rand

West Rand communities to benefit from upgrades

Two of the West Rand’s most used facilities are set to benefit from a much needed upgrades brought about by the exciting initiative spearheaded by the Gauteng Sports Confederation.

This GSC has raised an amount of R5million for the building and upgrading of community sport facilities in partnership with the Gauteng Gambling Board. The main objective of the project is to assist in the creation of sustainable sporting environments in which the participating communities of Gauteng will, in conjunction with schools and sport federations, participate in sport and healthy, physically active lifestyles.

In Mogale City, the Thuto Pele Secondary School, which for the past 3 years the school has obtained a matric pass rate of 99% and whose open field has been used as a sports facility will receive a much needed improvement.

As part of the upgrade the grass will be cleared; the field filled and levelled and irrigation system will be installed. The field will be turned into a complete sports field with grass, goal posts and marked.

In the Randfontein Local Municipality, a number of facilities will include the stretching across a number of wards that include areas such as Badirile; Velikop; Mohlakeng; Baipei; Master; Toekomsrus; and Fourways. The improvements will include the grading of sport fields; purchase of equipment; and purchase and supply of football and netball posts.

Thuto Pele Principal ZM Sinyosi said the school would benefit tremendously from the upgrades. “The current state of the field is unplayable due to the bush on the surface, it is currently unused by the school. Plenty of work should be put it as the learners put hard work in their academic work rate. The current grass is not standard to be played on, it’s just an open field.”

“Thank you GSC for this initiative that will certainly help us to take care of learners’ physical needs as well as their educational,” he said.