Office of The Executive Mayor


Charlotte Maxeke Secondary in Phomolong and Inxiweni Primary School in Thembisa had the privilege of ending off the City’s Executive school visits for 2024.

This has been part of the municipality leadership checking up on the state of teaching and learning at some of the schools as the new academic year kicked off on 17th January.

The Executive Mayor, Alderman Sivuyile Ngodwana, flanked by Members of the Mayoral Committee have been criss-crossing Ekurhuleni visiting schools to experience first-hand how they are dealing with this new year in the classrooms. On Friday the 26th of January it was the turn of two schools operating in a township under strenuous conditions. The Mayor noted how resilient these two schools have been even though they are no-fee with the majority of the learners from destitute informal settlements. 

‘I am very encouraged by how these two principals have managed to bring out excellence from very dire conditions. They have managed to groom these learners to be winners attaining over 80% in the class of 2023. At Inxiweni the learners are competing provincially in academics and sporting codes attaining the best positions including first position in some contests.’ The Mayor shared how he has been motivated by the sheer dedication shown by educators at these schools.

Mayor Ngodwana further urged all learners to ensure they start putting in the hard work from the start. ‘You cannot expect good and even excellent results if you start working hard at the last minute, this is an exercise that requires constant focus on those books,’ encouraged the Executive Mayor.

The excellent performers of the class of 2023 will be honoured at a ceremony hosted by the Mayor next month, in February. Meanwhile, the Executive has called on businesses to dig deep in their pockets and adopt a needy child who seeks to further their studies without financial means.

Meanwhile, the office of the Executive Mayor managed to secure one new private partnership through Golden Era Group operating in Germiston, as they supplied the school shoes, stationery packs and sanitary pads given to the most needy learners at the two schools visited on Friday.