Capricorn District Municipality hosted a school safety debate at Noordeland High School on 10 June 2017, Polokwane. About 7 schools were identified within CDM to come and compete on issues of road safety. 30 learners were participating in the session.
After elimination sessions only 10 learners managed to make it to top. The Acting Executive Mayor, MMC Malebana in his keynote said “this is an occasion that stretches our collective responsibility to put all our resources together and involve schools to ensure safer roads.
“”This is one of the models we explore to intensify and build a very strong road safety movement in our society. Government cannot deal with the road carnages alone. We need the positive energy and attitude of learners and education-based solutions to reduce the scourge of road carnage and resultant fatalities”
“This as CDM we do and is informed by an understanding that there is a need to increase public awareness and involvement of schools in the prevention of road accident”, emphasised Malebana. The schools that took part in the debate were from Molemole – Sefoloko and Motlalaohle High School, Lepelle-Nkumpi – SJ Van der Merwe Technical High School, Polokwane – Lekota, Ramathope, Marobathota, Tshebela, PEPPS (Preparatory School and College) and Nordelaand Hoer Skool.