Public works department renovated flats for MPs at a cost of R103m

Public works department renovated flats for MPs at a cost of R103m

- A luxury apartment building in Cape Town has been renovated for the use of government officials

- The renovations cost the public works department R103 million to complete

- This while students have to protest over horrible living conditions in universities

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The public works department renovated flats in Cape Town for the use of MPs when the Parliament is in session.

The total costs of the renovation amounted to R103 million. This while South Africans are forced to adjust their budgets as South Africa's economy goes through a slump.

The department confirmed that the renovations have been finished recently. The luxury building is situated in Rosebank.

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EWN reports that Thami Mchunu of the department said the building will play home to director-generals, ministers and deputy ministers.

There are a total of 29 flats that each have 2 bedrooms in most cases. The building also has a swimming pool. The apartments are all worth about R4 million each.

A BusinessLIVE report indicates that cabinet ministers will pay only R1 200 a month for these luxurious apartments.

Deputy ministers will be paying R988 a month and director-generals will pay only R75 a month.

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This happens while students are forced to protest to get decent living conditions in universities.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal are tired of living in what they call horrible conditions on the campus.

They have to contend with rats, leaky roofs and wet corridors every day.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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