The South African Air Force (SAAF), led by Chief Lieutenant General Zimpande Msimang, has donated computers to a school in Mamelodi East outside Pretoria.
The 20 computers were handed over to Ribane Laka Secondary School in Mamelodi East on Wednesday 2 October by Msimang and members of the defence industry including a delegation from Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition.
The SAAF said the school laboratory was found to be in a state of disrepair and posed challenges to the school, a dire situation disadvantageous to the learners at the school. “It is as a result of this identified challenge and in the spirit of Ubuntu that the SAAF and executives of these institutions took a decision to donate the computers in an effort to ease the IT challenges experienced at the school.”
Msimang urged the learners to work hard as the country depends on them. “Don’t let what you are going to get today, go to waste,” Msimang is reported by the Pretoria East Rekord as saying. “For learners are born in the fourth industrial revolution these computers will normalise everything for them when they get to tertiary level.”
The SAAF said Ribane Laka Secondary School is one of the top Secondary Schools in the Gauteng Province that repeatedly produced exceptional matric results in the past.