New school for Sibaya

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New school for Sibaya Tongaat Hulett has signed a deal with education group ADvTech to develop the first new school in the Umhlanga region in more than14 years. The 2,000student facility, located within the renowned Sibaya Coastal Precinct, is scheduled to open in 2020. The project is expected to provide relief for the growing demand in the region for quality schooling.

The facility will be developed under the ADvTech Academies brand, which provides education to a broad range of income earners. "We are very pleased to be working with ADvTech on this development, which has entrenched its position as a leading player in the education market," says Sithembiso Mthembu, head: development execution, Tongaat Hulett Developments.

Mthembu says the decision to construct the new school follows a period of identifying market demand and potential, followed by intensive engagement and negotiations with educational institutions towards finding the most appropriate and beneficial solution. The new ADvTech Academies facility will be a welcome option for Sibaya Coastal Precinct residents, as well as families within the surrounding areas. Mthembu says the school could attract learners from as far afield as Durban North and Ballito due to the high number of individuals who commute from those areas to work in Umhlanga. There remain a number of other educational opportunities in further developments such as Cornubia. The school is being developed in Node 5 of the 1,000ha Sibaya Coastal Precinct, on which construction of civil infrastructure commenced last year. The first phase of this project is expected to be completed later this year.

Author: Sunday Times Neighbourhood (Kwazulu Natal) - 27 Aug 2017

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