R1.25 million spent on Winterveldt jobs launch

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Caucus Leader

The Gauteng Economic Development Department spent R1 254 000 launching the Winterveldt Township Enterprise Hub in June last year.

This is revealed in a written reply by the Department to DA questions in the Gauteng Legislature.

It’s an outrageous amount of money to spend on a launch, which was actually a failure as the Hub was delayed for many months before it was built and is still not in full operation.

I was invited to the launch by Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. There was a giant marquee and lavish catering, but not much else to justify the money spent.

Winterveldt is a very deprived area where jobs are desperately needed.

Instead of an expensive party, the money should have assisted local people to be trained for skilled jobs.