Anthony Benadie MPL
Provincial Leader – Mpumalanga
The DA welcomes the official launch of the Mpumalanga University and wishes its interim council success in its establishment.
As the first and longest standing campaigner for the establishment of a university in the province, the DA is elated to see this dream become a reality. We believe that if managed properly, the university can play a pivotal role in producing and retaining top quality academic graduates in the province, which in turn will help address the severe skills shortage in this region.
The university must, from the outset, be an institution beyond reproach. In so saying, the DA reiterates its call for all tender processes for the establishment of this facility to be corruption-free and transparent.
We further extend our congratulations to the four architectural companies that won the architectural design competition last night, and in so doing were selected to assist in the design of the university.
We wish them, and everyone else involved in the establishment process, the best of luck and pledge our full support to the initiative.