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New Tshwane HQ - city denies R10bn tag

2012-02-08 21:22

Pretoria - The new headquarters for the Tshwane metro will cost the city a maximum of R2bn over the next 25 years, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Pieter de Necker said reports of the price tag being in the region of R10bn were wrong.

The project entails demolishing the old Munitoria building in Pretoria's central business district and erecting a new office block.

The Munitoria building was partially destroyed in a fire in 1997.

De Necker said staff housed in the Munitoria building were being relocated to a new building.

This building would be leased for about R1.9m a month until the new building - to be known as Tshwane House - had been completed.

This monthly lease was not included in the R2bn price tag.

Tshwane House is being built in partnership with a consortium, which will own the building for the 25 years after its completion, after which ownership will revert to the municipality.

The Consortium includes Standard Bank, Nedbank, Group 5, and an assortment of smaller partners.

Comments
  • John - 2012-02-08 21:39

    ...Will cost the city a maximum of R2bn over the next 25 years. I've seen statement as such before, but 25 years is far too big number for prediction as such. However, Munitoria building is shared with many different (let me call them tenants) instances and segragation is not a bad idea. I hope everyone gets a better working environment.

      Max - 2012-02-08 23:33

      John my man, I had a nice laugh when I read this comment after the lesson you gave me in "dramatic irony".....I have got a vacancy for a garden engineer on Fridays, how about it?

      John - 2012-02-09 08:20

      Hey Max, For real...Call me...:) I'm glad you had laugh Speaking of Munitoria building, History always get writen in a way that pleases current regime(s) I don't know Max, but maybe you as a "Blou Wildebeeste" fan can tell me where was the South African National Sports Museum ? Forget about any other historical facts around that building. "A country without a memory is a country of MADMAN" - George Santayana

      Peter - 2012-02-09 18:59

      @ John Mate you sound very much like an aspirant looter who want to have an executive office in this new HQ... singing Aluta from the top of your voice! When basic services are lacking fancy offices should not be your top priority but then Tswane looters never had their priorities right!

      John - 2012-02-11 23:14

      Dear Peter, Thanks to all that builded Munitoria building in the past. You had probably the same "boo" like we have today. Please tell me which government in the world hasn't been true a budget constrains? Point me just one please. Obviously rondavels with satelite dishes are always the better option and we will gladly await building to colapse on order to get your bless. Likely not everyone has that cheap mentality. About me....im ordinary person like you Peter, working for salary and visiting cinema with my kids requres budgeting.

  • Sharon - 2012-02-08 22:02

    It must be absolutely woooonderful to have so much money that costs are irrelevant, to not have to consider where the money could be better spent! Oh, how I envy these politicians.

  • Max - 2012-02-08 22:04

    Residents of Tshwane please bend over, we promise this is not going to hurt.

  • John - 2012-02-08 22:13

    @Frank and Sharon Excellent comments! I wonder why you didnt start your posts with "Racial Card" first? Do we need to wait this building to colapse in order to have your blessing? Standard Bank, Nedbank, Group 5 and other investors. Why you didnt ask them for opinion before your considerations? Shaaameee

      marina.poniatowska - 2012-02-09 02:23

      No, we need the goverment not to spend money on crap. You do know that investors have to be repaid, right????

      John - 2012-02-09 08:32

      Dear Marina, Standard Bank, Nedbank and Group 5 cannot belive on their eyes that you weren't on that crucial meeting with your Polish attainment of spiritual knowledge. "...a consortium, which will own the building for the 25 years after its completion, after which ownership will revert to the municipality...." Do I need to be more a subject specific Dear Marina?

  • Pawel - 2012-02-08 22:40

    So what they mean is , 2 billion per year for 25 years....

  • Leon - 2012-02-09 07:22

    They forgot to tell you that they already paid R68mil for rent of that building they renting for the past 3 years. They still need to move to it.

  • Wayne - 2012-02-09 07:24

    Clearly just what Tswane needs..........a new HQ. Is Roux Shabangu involved somehow?

  • Pieter Kunz - 2012-02-09 09:06

    Always money to build a whole new HQ yet the basic services they should supply is in shambles and we are being told there isnt money in the budget left. Another hefty utility bill increase on the cards......

  • munyaradzi.ncube - 2012-02-12 02:26

    And then in 25yrs the building will be so delapidated that we will need to buid another one, and we will ask Ratanang trust to build for us..... Corruptions smells so heavy here...... (The Consortium includes Standard Bank, Nedbank, Group 5, and an assortment of smaller partners)

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