05 June 2015
The Shiloh Education and
Training Academy in Woodstock claims that the Department of Public Works in the
Western Cape only gave them one month eviction notice, which came to an end on
the 1st of June.
The Academy’s CEO Merle
Ravells said the department is evicting them because they want to lease the
building to another department.
“At the time when I had made
enquiries they said that they were going through a bit of metamorphosis because
the Ministry of Public Woks was in the middle of some change.
have not heard anything from
them since. I would have signed this last week, if I was able to, but they have
not ever come with an agreement. However they keep saying I refuse to sign it.
It would be silly of me to want a lease and not want to sign something, it
doesn’t make sense,” Ravells added.
However the Department of
Public Works has responded by stating that Shiloh is occupying the building
illegally without a proper lease agreement, a situation that was created by the
The department continued to
say in a statement that Shiloh was offered a 30 day extension following the
lapsing of the eviction period, an offer which they have yet to respond to.
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