Kingsmead College, a leading girls’ school situated in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg, is a school steeped in tradition that started in 1934 and over the years has established a reputation for producing notable achievers in a broad spectrum of fields. Academic excellence, although a prerequisite for learners, requires to be supported by achievements in sport, cultural activities and community service.
“We have 920 learners at the school that participate in the various pursuits, so mobility is the key factor as not all activities are conducted on the school premises. Up until now the school has relied on its own 22 seater bus and other contracted forms of transport to enable learners to participate in the various activities. The unreliability of certain transport operators prompted the decision to invest in our own additional vehicle. The ‘Bus Project’ was initiated in 2015 and with the enthusiastic assistance of the learners and parents, fund raising activities began to take shape. This year we were able to research the market and find the most suitable vehicle that will transport our girls to any event, reliably and in safety,” said Lisa Kaplan, Headmistress, Kingsmead College.
After due deliberation, the Iveco Afriway was selected amongst competitive makes and recently handed over to the Management and staff of Kingsmead College. The Afriway, built locally at the Iveco plant in Rosslyn, is fully equipped to meet the requirements of the college. Resplendent in its dark green livery, representing the school colours, the Afriway has a total of 65 seats, trimmed in cloth, and fitted with lap type safety belts on all seats. The comfort of the learners in the passenger compartment is enhanced by the fitment of two roof mounted Citi vent forced draft ventilation air flow units. Provision is made to accommodate the large amount of luggage required for away sporting trips with the inclusion of underfloor through-type luggage lockers within the wheel base of the bus as well as in the passenger saloon interior parcel racks.
Reliability of the Afriway is assured with the proven Iveco Tector F4AE0681A - 6 cylinder Euro III diesel engine and ZF model 9S1110T0 manual transmission.