The Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI) was introduced in 2011 with the aim of eradicating a backlog of schools that had no access to water, sanitation and electricity, and to replace schools built from inappropriate materials (such as mud, wood and asbestos). An R8.2-billion grant, known as the Schools Infrastructure Backlog Grant (SIBG), was allocated to fund ASIDI projects. Nearly 500 inappropriate schools were supposed to have been replaced over the course of three years. The project is horribly behind schedule, however. Now in its seventh year, 187 schools have been completed so far – which is 52% of the department's target. This map shows where they are.
Read more about the Asidi project's progress here.
Click on the image icon above to view photos of the schools. Click the left arrow to close this panel.
Click on the image icon above to view photos of the schools. Click the map marker icon to view the schools on a map.
The data was sent to us by the Department of Basic Education and all photos were sourced on the DBE.ASIDI Facebook page