Question NW648 to the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

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19 March 2021 - NW648

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1.(a). Who is supposed to maintain the Rust en Vreugd gardens and (b) how regularly is the maintenance done; 2. whether there are any window panes missing; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will the window panes be fixed? NW766E


1.(a). Iziko Museums maintain the gardens

(b). Iziko’s Maintenance team attends to daily garden maintenance. A Service Provider specialising in tree felling is scheduled quarterly to cut the trees.

2. There is one window pane missing at a height of more than 4 metres at Iziko Rust en Vreugd (IR&V). In terms of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Guidelines for Day to Day Maintenance paragraph 4.3, any infrastructural services/ work three metres above the ground cannot be executed by the User Department. A Contractor is being appointed to perform repair and maintenance of the exterior of IR&V, so the broken window pane will be repaired as part of the project. The Contractor will be appointed by the end April 2021.

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