The Portfolio Committee on Infrastructure Development & Property Management of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature is scheduled to revisit Mayibuye Primary School in Tembisa on November 7, 2023. They aim to assess any progress made in ensuring the school’s occupancy by learners since its completion in 2017 as reported by the South African Government.
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A prior oversight visit by the Committee had revealed that despite the school’s completion, it remained unused, allegedly due to its construction on a waterlogged site. The City of Johannesburg had reportedly refrained from issuing an Occupancy Certificate due to health and safety concerns for both learners and educators. After seven years, the school still remains unoccupied, prompting the Committee to revisit and investigate the situation while holding those responsible accountable.
On the same day, the Committee will also visit New Kempton Park High School in Kempton Park and Lake Side Primary School in Boksburg, both of which are alleged to face infrastructure development challenges such as poor workmanship and project completion delays.
Following the oversight visits, the Committee will hold a meeting where representatives from the Department of Infrastructure Development and the Education Department will provide insights and updates on these projects.
The schedule for the oversight visits on November 7, 2023, is as follows:
- Date: Tuesday, November 7 2023
- Time: 9:00
- Venue: Mayibuye Primary School (Cnr Theresa Street & Hlungulu Street, Commercia, Midrand)
- New Kempton Park Satellite
- Time: 10:00
- Lake Side Primary School (Cnr Erica Street and Leobekkie Street, Reiger Park, Boksburg)
- Time: 11:00
Members of the media are invited to join the Committee during the oversight visits, and interview requests with the Committee’s Chairperson can be directed to Mr. Thebe Khumalo at 072 266 1021 or [email protected].
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