New test range opened for all driving schools in Riversdale

15 Jul 2022 in Where We Govern
On 15 July 2022, the new Driving Schools’ Test Range was opened at Kwanokuthula, Riversdale. The Director: Development Planning, Hendrik Visser, welcomed the delegates and the Speaker, Andrew Stroebel, provided background of the project in his speech at this memorable event.
Hessequa Municipality applied to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) through their Booster Funding for a Test Range to be built for all the Driving Schools in Riversdale. An amount of R740 600 was received and Wafumana Projects (Mr Jason Mduma) was appointed to build the Driving School Test Range.
Ms Fiona Mabuya from DEDAT reiterated in her speech that Hessequa Municipality applied for the funding and thanked the LED and Property Department for making the project possible and expressed that it is heart-warming to see that Hessequa Municipality is making land available for projects like these. The Western Cape Province has a mandate to say that they are open for Business and Hessequa Municipality supports this. Obtaining a valid driver’s licence is key in securing employment.
The Executive Mayor, Grant Riddles, cut the ribbon as symbol of new opportunities for current entrepreneurs within Hessequa Municipality. The newly appointed Municipal Manager, Albert de Klerk and the two Business Schools namely Van Zyl Driving School and Vrolik Driving School signed the contracts on-site towards the end of the ceremony, which was well attended by Ward Committee members, Hessequa Municipal officials and Councillors.