ANC rejects land donation

2009-07-03 00:00

A SUGGESTION that Scottsville Primary School be given the Scottsville Bowling Club property to use was rejected at yesterday’s Exco meeting.

Democratic Alliance councillor Bill Lambert proposed that council offer the bowling club to the school because it is the biggest primary school in the city and has a good education record.

ANC councillor and Exco member Themba Zungu called on council to reject Lambert’s suggestion.

“We as council are not allowed to determine who should be given land, tenders or contracts. We are living in a democracy where everything should be open to public tender. This land must be made available to everyone for the sake of clean governance,” he said.

Mayor Zanele Hlatshwayo said that if the school wants the land, it should buy it.

The land is council’s property and will be put on proposal call within a month.

The municipal manager for real estate and valuations, Blackie Zwart, reported that council has given sports clubs the authority to make use of the land if they wish, but none have accepted the offer.

Updated quarterly reports relating to developments at Qokololo Stadium, Maritzburg Golf Club, Victoria Country Club, Edenvision, Caravan Park and Tebfin were submitted.

The environmental assessment for Qokololo Stadium has been completed and forwarded to the Agriculture and Environmental Affairs Department and the sale agreement has been transferred to the buyer for signature.

Maritzburg Golf Club was transferred in May last year and the developer has fitted infrastructure.

Council’s involvement in the Victoria Country Club development is to make sure that the 15% segment from the selling of the subdivisions is obtained.

Edenvision’s sale agreement is awaiting the buyer’s signature and Tebfin’s agreement of sale has already been signed. The Caravan Park is still on proposal call.

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