Question NW3133 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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18 October 2023 - NW3133

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

what (a) measures have been taken by his department to repair the damages caused by bad weather at the Langa Indoor Sports Centre that was recently closed and (b) are the relevant details of the time frames that have been put in place for the reopening of the centre?


Because the facility is owned and operated by the City of Cape Town, the Department relies on assistance through the Western Cape Provincial Cultural Affairs & Sport to request information from the City of Cape Town.

The reply as provided by the City of Cape Town has reference:-

(a). An engineering consultant was appointed to assess the extent of the damage to the roof and determine the repair methodology. This assessment was carried out using roofing tender 266 C for the repairs.

(b). The consultants have completed their inspection of the roof structure. However, the Department is currently awaiting the final report on how to repair and remedy the structure before proceeding with roof sheeting repairs.

Unfortunately, the replacement of the sheets cannot proceed until it is confirmed that the structure is sound and can support the new sheets. The goal is to prevent future damage to the roof, which means that it is essential for engineers to conduct a proper assessment and provide guidance on how to fix this issue.

It is anticipated that the Department will receive the final report by October 20th, at which point quotes can be obtained from contractors for the specified repair methodology. The reopening of the Langa Indoor Sports Centre will depend on the progress of these repairs following the consultant's recommendations.


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