Question NW525 to the Minister of Public Works

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11 April 2019 - NW525

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?


(a) (i) (ii) (iii) (aa) The Department of Public Works is currently the custodian of approximately 89 623 State-owned properties.

(i) (ii) (iii) (bb) The Department of Public Works currently rents / leases a total of 2 550 properties.

(b) (i) The value ascribed to the property under the custodianship of Department of Public Works is about R126 billion and the properties are mainly utilized for service delivery by various Government Department and State organs.

For details on the use of the properties, as well as details pertaining to part (c) (i) – (iii) please contact the Director-General’s Office to access the information on compact disc, which could not be submitted with this reply due to the sheer volume of the data.

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