West Rand Consolidated Primary
This primary school dates as far back as the 1940s. It was created by the West Rand Consolidated mines in order to educate children belonging to the company’s employees. The facility has had many homes among the community over the years, from being hosted in a local church to being housed in the married quarters. West Rand Consolidated Primary School officially opened in February 1950 and today Bosasa is the initiative's main sponsor.
Bosasa proudly allocates thousands of rands per annum to upholding the maintenance of this vital facility. Most of the school’s children have parents who lost their jobs when the mine shut down its operations. Furthermore, the school educates youths from surrounding areas, such as Munsieville, who take the bus in every morning. West Rand Consolidated Primary provides a brighter future for students whose parents can’t afford to pay school fees.
Bosasa inherited responsibility for the school’s well-being from our previous holding company. CEO Gavin Watson immediately took charge and Principle Xakaza, along with many of the school’s employees, found in him someone who could speak their native tongue – isiXhosa – and understood their concerns and requirements. Since taking over as the school’s main administrator, Principle Xakaza has raised the number of learners from 40 to 160. Phindile Xakaza was herself a learner at the school in 1959 and returned to teach there in 1980. She became principal in 1990.
“If Bosasa was not there and we had to fend for ourselves, we would have had to close the school down. The water and electricity accounts, renovations and functions hosted by the school are some of the many requests for funding Bosasa have consistently met” - Principle Xakaza
To find out more about West Rand Consolidated Primary, contact the Bosasa reception desk on +27 (0)11 662 6000 or email .