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2015-08-04 06:00

The Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town have announced that a new hospital will be built to replace the abandoned GF Jooste district hospital which used to serve the area.

This forms part of their extensive plans to transform the Manenberg area (see pages 1 and 3).

Although the site of the hospital is yet to be determined, the regional hospital should complement the recently built district hospital facilities in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha.

The City says that the new hospital will offer a higher level of care than GF Jooste.

People’s Post has reported that the City called on the residents of Manenberg to report vandals who are destroying the GF Jooste hospital building.

In Thursday’s unveiling of the plans to invest in and uplift the Manenberg area, mayor Patricia de Lille expressed the notion that in acquiring the old GF Jooste hospital from the provincial government, the City will seek to redevelop the site into a policing and community training college.

This means that more metro police officers will be trained to be deployed in the area.

“The site suits the needs of both a training and deployment centre and would more than likely require a combination of rebuilding and refurbishing,” stated De Lille.

The Manenberg steering committee is up in arms over the proposed plans, saying that the community was not adequately consulted.

Jonathan Jansen, who spoke out for the steering committee, says they question the sale of the hospital site and also want to know where the investments are from the initial implementation of the violence prevention through urban upgrading project, after a draft of the community action plan was presented to them in a meeting with project facilitator Michael Krause last week.

“Why is the need prioritised for a metro police academy?” Jansen asks.

“This did not come from the community and we do not envision how this academy will add value to the prevention of violence in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee alleges in a statement that they do not know what the actual budget is for the current financial year nor do they have a clear outline as to what their priorities are in terms of the action plan.

“What the draft action plan document indeed highlighted as an immediate necessity, was the rebuilding of the GF Jooste Hospital and the building of a technical skills centre to combat the skills scarcity of the unemployed, the youth and the school drop-outs in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee also states that they hope to meet with De Lille “as soon as possible”.

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The Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town have announced that a new hospital will be built to replace the abandoned GF Jooste district hospital which used to serve the area.

This forms part of their extensive plans to transform the Manenberg area (see pages 1 and 3).

Although the site of the hospital is yet to be determined, the regional hospital should complement the recently built district hospital facilities in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha.

The City says that the new hospital will offer a higher level of care than GF Jooste.

People’s Post has reported that the City called on the residents of Manenberg to report vandals who are destroying the GF Jooste hospital building.

In Thursday’s unveiling of the plans to invest in and uplift the Manenberg area, mayor Patricia de Lille expressed the notion that in acquiring the old GF Jooste hospital from the provincial government, the City will seek to redevelop the site into a policing and community training college.

This means that more metro police officers will be trained to be deployed in the area.

“The site suits the needs of both a training and deployment centre and would more than likely require a combination of rebuilding and refurbishing,” stated De Lille.

The Manenberg steering committee is up in arms over the proposed plans, saying that the community was not adequately consulted.

Jonathan Jansen, who spoke out for the steering committee, says they question the sale of the hospital site and also want to know where the investments are from the initial implementation of the violence prevention through urban upgrading project, after a draft of the community action plan was presented to them in a meeting with project facilitator Michael Krause last week.

“Why is the need prioritised for a metro police academy?” Jansen asks.

“This did not come from the community and we do not envision how this academy will add value to the prevention of violence in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee alleges in a statement that they do not know what the actual budget is for the current financial year nor do they have a clear outline as to what their priorities are in terms of the action plan.

“What the draft action plan document indeed highlighted as an immediate necessity, was the rebuilding of the GF Jooste Hospital and the building of a technical skills centre to combat the skills scarcity of the unemployed, the youth and the school drop-outs in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee also states that they hope to meet with De Lille “as soon as possible”.

The Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town have announced that a new hospital will be built to replace the abandoned GF Jooste district hospital which used to serve the area.

This forms part of their extensive plans to transform the Manenberg area (see pages 1 and 3).

Although the site of the hospital is yet to be determined, the regional hospital should complement the recently built district hospital facilities in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha.

The City says that the new hospital will offer a higher level of care than GF Jooste.

People’s Post has reported that the City called on the residents of Manenberg to report vandals who are destroying the GF Jooste hospital building.

In Thursday’s unveiling of the plans to invest in and uplift the Manenberg area, mayor Patricia de Lille expressed the notion that in acquiring the old GF Jooste hospital from the provincial government, the City will seek to redevelop the site into a policing and community training college.

This means that more metro police officers will be trained to be deployed in the area.

“The site suits the needs of both a training and deployment centre and would more than likely require a combination of rebuilding and refurbishing,” stated De Lille.

The Manenberg steering committee is up in arms over the proposed plans, saying that the community was not adequately consulted.

Jonathan Jansen, who spoke out for the steering committee, says they question the sale of the hospital site and also want to know where the investments are from the initial implementation of the violence prevention through urban upgrading project, after a draft of the community action plan was presented to them in a meeting with project facilitator Michael Krause last week.

“Why is the need prioritised for a metro police academy?” Jansen asks.

“This did not come from the community and we do not envision how this academy will add value to the prevention of violence in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee alleges in a statement that they do not know what the actual budget is for the current financial year nor do they have a clear outline as to what their priorities are in terms of the action plan.

“What the draft action plan document indeed highlighted as an immediate necessity, was the rebuilding of the GF Jooste Hospital and the building of a technical skills centre to combat the skills scarcity of the unemployed, the youth and the school drop-outs in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee also states that they hope to meet with De Lille “as soon as possible”.

The Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town have announced that a new hospital will be built to replace the abandoned GF Jooste district hospital which used to serve the area.

This forms part of their extensive plans to transform the Manenberg area (see pages 1 and 3).

Although the site of the hospital is yet to be determined, the regional hospital should complement the recently built district hospital facilities in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha.

The City says that the new hospital will offer a higher level of care than GF Jooste.

People’s Post has reported that the City called on the residents of Manenberg to report vandals who are destroying the GF Jooste hospital building.

In Thursday’s unveiling of the plans to invest in and uplift the Manenberg area, mayor Patricia de Lille expressed the notion that in acquiring the old GF Jooste hospital from the provincial government, the City will seek to redevelop the site into a policing and community training college.

This means that more metro police officers will be trained to be deployed in the area.

“The site suits the needs of both a training and deployment centre and would more than likely require a combination of rebuilding and refurbishing,” stated De Lille.

The Manenberg steering committee is up in arms over the proposed plans, saying that the community was not adequately consulted.

Jonathan Jansen, who spoke out for the steering committee, says they question the sale of the hospital site.

They also want to know where the investments are from the initial implementation of the violence prevention through urban upgrading project, after a draft of the community action plan was presented to them in a meeting with project facilitator Michael Krause last week.

Priorities“Why is the need prioritised for a metro police academy?” Jansen asks.

“This did not come from the community and we do not envision how this academy will add value to the prevention of violence in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee alleges in a statement that they do not know what the actual budget is for the current financial year nor do they have a clear outline as to what their priorities are in terms of the action plan.

“What the draft action plan document indeed highlighted as an immediate necessity, was the rebuilding of the GF Jooste Hospital and the building of a technical skills centre to combat the skills scarcity of the unemployed, the youth and the school drop-outs in Manenberg and surrounding areas.”

The steering committee also states that they hope to meet with De Lille “as soon as possible”

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