Livingstone High School, which played a pivotal role in the fight for non-racialism during the apartheid era, is set to get a R1million boost.
The cash injection is a gift from Sekunjalo Investment Holdings executive chairman Dr Iqbal Survé, as part of Survé Philanthropies.
Survé, who is also Independent Media’s executive chairman, was the guest speaker at Livingstone’s 90th anniversary
dinner in the school hall on Saturday.
The money will go towards a much-needed science laboratory, computer lab, and advanced tutoring programmes for mathematics and science.
“When my team met to discuss how we could help Livingstone, we decided to ask principal Theo Bruinders and his team to tell us what they needed,” said Dr Survé, who matriculated from Livingstone 1981.
“They told us the school wanted to advance what it offered in mathematics,
science and literature.”
According to the Cape Times, the doctor stressed the importance of a laboratory being available for pupils at the school.
“When I went to medical school at UCT, the fact that black students were from schools that did not have
laboratories proved disastrous for us in our first year.
“While students from institutions such as Bishops, SACS and Rustenburg could work on a Bunsen burner, we had no such practical experience. All we knew was what we had read up about the subject.”