The campus is part of the union’s education and employment projects worth R4,5 billion over the next five years. The project is set to cost about R300 million funded through donations from the community, the union said.
The university will be home to Solidarity’s accredited, Afrikaans private vocational training college founded on Christian values.
The campus is the first of the major projects the union would embark on over the next five years to boost education and employment to the tune of R4,5 billion.
The next project would be the construction of the Akademia campus where “world-class education will be offered through Afrikaans as the medium of instruction”.
“The strength of Sol-Tech and of this campus lies in the fact that it is being built by the community,” said Solidarity COO Dr Dirk Hermann.
“Every Solidarity member donates R10 to a building fund each month.
“Thousands of members of the public donate