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For many pupils it's just the pits

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on 02 October 2018 2:40 PM CAT
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Going to the toilet is something we all have to do. But imagine having to relieve yourself in a dilapidated corrugated iron toilet with a corroded seat.

Or maybe one with no doors or windows preventing ventilation and creating a stench attracting flies and other insects. How about one that is so full that you can see maggots and excrement almost overflowing from the seat.

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Kraaifontein learners will no longer be exposed to a substandard educational environment after the Department of Basic Education opened a brand-new R86 million building for them on Wednesday.

Scottsdene Secondary, one of 25 schools identified to benefit from the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (Asidi), was rebuilt from the ground up, with 45 new classrooms. 

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