Oval North pupils obtain their learner driver’s licences

On Saturday May 14, 50 pupils wrote their learner driver’s licence exam at Fish Hoek Traffic Department.This was the second group to be writing the exam.

Oval North pupils recently became the second group of youngsters from Mitchell’s Plain to write their learner driver’s licence test through a community initiative targeting matric pupils.

On Saturday May 14 50 pupils wrote their exam at Fish Hoek Traffic Department.

Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Ricardo Mackenzie said they were very proud of the students taking ownership of their future.

The initiative was started by Ward 76 councillor Avron Plaatjies; member of the provincial legislature Ricardo Mackenzie; and owner of Bazil’s Traffic School, Bazil van der Merwe, (“Free learner’s licence classes for Mitchell’s Plain matric pupils” Plainsman, February 2, and “Plain’ pupils now learner drivers,” Plainsman, May 11).

Two of the 50 Oval North pupils achieved full marks on the test.

“It was amazing to see the students tap into this. They were ecstatic and had smiles on their faces. We wish to take this project further throughout Mitchell’s Plain and expand on the impact of the project on other matriculants to empower them on the next phase of their lives. We cannot wait to take on the next phase of this project,” said Mr Plaatjies.