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School built with R28m Lotto grant falls to pieces

schumi

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A school in Vuwani in Limpopo that was rebuilt less than two years ago with a R28.3 million Lotto grant is falling apart because of structural problems.


Nineteen months after the school was opened with great fanfare‚ parts of the buildings are unsafe to use as they have developed cracks and other serious structural problems.


At least a third of the new classrooms and parts of the administration centre have been cordoned off with tape to block access to unsafe areas. Makeshift lintels supported by wooden poles have been erected to support parts of buildings that are in danger of collapsing.

Cement is falling out between bricks and many of the classrooms have developed cracks in their walls. Students say they feel unsafe and some are experiencing respiratory problems because of dust from the walls and ceilings in some classrooms still in use.

Questions are now being asked as to why a non-profit organisation‚ run by a Limpopo boxing promoter with no experience or track record in the building or construction industry‚ was chosen as a recipient to handle the multimillion-rand grant.

It also appears that the National Lotteries Commission failed to do proper due diligence when boxing promoter Azwindini Simba was appointed to oversee the multimillion-rand project and during the building of the school.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...l-built-with-r28m-lotto-grant-falls-to-pieces
 

Flanders

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LOL. Just when you thought Vuwani couldn't possibly have another destroyed school...
 

VooDooC

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Probably R25.3mil was handed out to friends and friends of friends and whatever was left was used to build the school... watch this space.
 

ForceFate

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They didn't build a new school for R28m....that was the budget to fix up the old school.

Even worse...
Disappointing that some people saw this as an opportunity to enrich themselves. Any gains probably wasted on premium cars, which creates an insatiable thirst for more corruption.
 

maumau

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Disappointing that some people saw this as an opportunity to enrich themselves. Any gains probably wasted on premium cars, which creates an insatiable thirst for more corruption.
Well if the previous one was burnt down in a protest action they might expect this one to be burnt down too. Why throw good money after bad?
 
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