Matseke Primary School
Matseke Primary School is in Atteridgeville in Pretoria. It is about 45 minutes from Johannesburg Airport.
The school is a non-paying school as it is a government-owned school, which means unlike some of the other public schools in South Africa, learners do not need to pay school fees. The learners are provided with school transport that picks them up and takes them to and from the school. Food is also provided by the government, however, the kitchen needs renovating and kitchen equipment needs updating. The learners still have to pay for civic days as well as excursions. Majority of the learners at the school come from a nearby informal settlement.
The learners home situations differ from one learner to the other, but what has been identified is that some learners are orphans, some come from child-headed families and some learner’s parents are unemployed which makes it difficult for them to afford their children basic school needs like school uniforms and stationery.