In a recent matter before the North Gauteng High Court it was found that section 9 of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977 was in conflict with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Between May and November, builders have walked off the sites of 37 Eastern Cape schools under construction, due to national government’s nonpayment of a staggering R104 million. A further R9 million is owed to consultants for the projects.
This was revealed by the Department of Public Works MEC, Pemmy Majodina, in a report to the provincial legislature last week. She was responding to a question by DA MPL, Vicky Knoetze.
TimesLIVE’s sister publication DispatchLIVE reported that according to Majodina’s report, her department of Public Works was still waiting for payment from the Education department and will pay the builders and consultants only once it has received the funds.
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