Education in South Africa is in perilous state. Gauteng alone needs as many as 142 new schools of which 85 are primary schools.  Equally dire is that 723 of the 2,207 schools in the province currently have a shortage of 5 554 classrooms – of which 3 166 are in primary schools.

On July 18th, Mandela Day, Hot 91.9FM and Hot Cares want to tackle this injustice by honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela through two things very close to his heart – children and education – by laying the foundations for a new primary school in the Diepsloot area.  

Oratile Primary School

Oratile School of Excellence ECD Creche in Diepsloot was founded by Abram Kgari and has been running successfully for the past 10 years.  Each year the Grade 0’s who have completed the curriculum celebrate their achievements and graduate with great excitement.  The reality, however, is that there is no primary school in the area offering Grade 1 placement, which has led to the parents  asking Mr. Kgari to consider opening up a primary school.

Hot Cares has been working with Abram Kgari, who is also the Chairman of the Diepsloot ECD Forum, for the past year.  His passion for education, leadership and community involvement has inspired us to help meet the needs of these children and others and make his dream a reality.

 Mandela Day

Our goal this Mandela Day will be to collaborate with partners and listeners and source donors whether it be in goods, services or financial assistance to complete the project plan for opening of Oratile Primary School in January 2020.   Throughout  Wednesday 18th July, we will be calling on our Hot 91.9FM community to contribute and watch the dream of Oratile Primary School become a reality.  From Mansfield in the Morning to The Big Joburg Drive, companies and individuals will be invited to call in and make their contribution to this special day.

The basic core elements for the school amount to approximately R500 000.  If you are looking to make a meaningful difference this Mandela Day please consider joining our project by making a financial donation towards any of the following fundamental areas. You can do so by filling out the form below or sending an email to hotcares@hot919.co.za


Clearing, leveling of land and project Management Sponsored by Liviero
4 Classrooms (Grade 0 and Grade 1) Sponsor required
Office / staff room, kitchen, ablutions Sponsor required
Parameter Fencing Sponsor required
Electrical and water reticulation Sponsored by WSE


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