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As end of year school exams approach, students are cramming their studying as they aim to get their best grades possible.

But load shedding is significantly affecting study time and causing potential chaos for the future of our youth.

As a response to the need for a safe space for students battling with electricity needed for studying, JSE-listed Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) and Sandton City, of which it is a significant owner have teamed up and will provide a 500mdesignated space in Sandton City’s Atrium on the 2nd Floor West which will be made available to students who need a quiet and safe space to study.

The area will have electricity, WiFi and security, during any load shedding schedule, and high- school students are invited to use this space to study for their end of year exams.

“As of 26 October 2022, the new Sandton City study area will be fully equipped with desks and chairs to allow up to 60 learners at a time to come through and use the facilities, knowing they don’t have to worry about load shedding affecting their studies,” said Preston Gaddy, General Manager Sandton City.

The learning area will be made available for free to all high-school students from Alexandra from Monday to Friday afternoons from 16h30 to 21h00 for the duration of the end of year public school exam timetable.

“As there is only place for 60 learners, at this stage, seating will work on a ‘first come, first serve basis’, and we ask that any high school student coming through bring through proof of identification, sign an indemnity form to access the area, as well as bring through a parental consent form if they are underage,” said Gaddy.

Sandton City will also be working closely with the relevant school principals in Alexandra to ensure all indemnity forms are sent directly to school and enable students to get parental approval before they come through to the study centre.

“I am so proud that L2D and Sandton City can respond and support these learners in a small way. We view our Malls as a safe space for people and the Alexandra community has played an integral part in the success of Sandton City and we want to support this community wherever we can during the school exam time,” said Gaddy.

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