Question NW3066 to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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18 October 2023 - NW3066

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)(a) What are the reasons that were given to her department by the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) as to why the five buildings that her department handed over to the GPG in December 2019 for the purpose of being used as shelters for victims of gender-based violence (GBV) are not operational, (b) by what date, has she been informed, will the buildings be operational and accessible to the victims of GBV, (c) what has been the total cost to her department since the handover in terms of (i) security, (ii) renovations and/or refurbishments and (iii) gardening and (d) what is the projected monthly cost to her department should the buildings remain closed; (2) whether there were any unforeseen costs related to the buildings; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?


The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:



- MOU was prepared in 2020, GPG referred it back stating that clauses need to be changed;

- Secondly in 2021 the department prepared lease agreement and they stated that they have don’t budget;

- The department in 2022 prepared a user agreement where it was going back and forth, until the parties (GPG, DSD and DPW&I) decided to sit together and draft in order to suit everyone;


- November 2023,

- All 5 houses are not occupied presently and they are renovated but 1 is occupied and it is used as offices.


(i) For security, from January 2019 to 31 September 2023 the amount will be R11’694’ 9927.60:

- 421 Ulundi Street in Mountain View = R58 250.14 per month

- 54 Kordaat Avenue in Die Wilgers = R60 000.00 per month

- 05 Adina Street in Waterkloof = R60 750.00 per month

- Salvakop = Not safe guarded by the department

(ii) Renovations and/or refurbishments were done through workshops (in house)

(iii) Gardening was done through workshops (in house)

(d) The projected monthly cost to the DPWI, should the buildings remain closed, is approximately R 259 887.25 for 5 to secure the buildings

(2) No. There were no unforeseen costs incurred.

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