Manenberg School of Skills delayed due to court inderdict

The construction of the Manenberg School of Skills has been delayed, yet again.

Last month, a group of people arrived at the site and demanded to be awarded a contract for providing security services in exchange for “protecting” the site from gangsters. It’s further alleged that they wanted all contracts for supply of materials to be awarded to businesses that are under the ownership or control of the group and their associates.

Education MEC, David Maynier said Schools of Skills offer learners who would otherwise potentially drop out of the mainstream academic curriculum the opportunity to pursue their own passion in a skills education environment.

The R84 million project scheduled to take 87 weeks to complete, is being delayed, due to an interdict being granted to a company that was not awarded the tender, and review application against the award of the tender contract.

Building of the school has been interdicted pending the hearing of the review application, on 24 November 2022 by the Western Cape High Court.

‘’The result is that the community will, unfortunately, have to wait even longer for the school to be completed, and that there will be a delay in us providing desperately needed School of Skills places in Manenberg,’’ said Western Cape Education MEC, David Maynier.

‘’We are working hard to fast track construction and engaging with our local and provincial government partners to speed up delivery, so we call on all residents to work with us so that we can deliver additional school places in the communities where they are needed,’’ he added.


Done By: Mitchum George


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