R2 million for City's libraries
By Tarryn Le Chat
13 October 2006
The library at Hangberg in Hout Bay is to reopen as the City of Cape Town has scraped together R2 million to prevent the closure of libraries in some of the poorest communities in the middle of school exams.
According to the Cape Times, many Matric students and other pupils use the libraries facilities, such as computers and the library books; help them to prepare for their Matric final.
City spokesperson, Wesley Douglas, has announced urgent interim measures including the immediate reopening of the Hangberg library and the development of a new staffing strategy for the 2007/2008 financial year.