Question NW2149 to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

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30 June 2023 - NW2149

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

With reference to his announcement in his Budget Vote in 2023, that the construction of the Crime Detection University in Hammanskraal is set to begin in the next year or two, (a) what measures has his department already adopted to ensure that the specified new university does not suffer the same fate of underfunding as already existing universities and (b) how long is the specified project envisaged to take before it is fully functional?


The Department has allocated funding for the finalisation of feasibility reports and development of concept designs which should be completed by the end of the 2023/24 financial year. The funding for the actual construction will be finalized by September 2023.

The details designs will determine the actual construction period. However, the preliminary targets are for the institution to be completed in 2026/7 financial year.