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.