R1 billion to repair fire-ravaged National Assembly, if it can even be saved - original architect

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Parliament in Cape Town continued to burn on January 03, 2022 in Cape Town.
Parliament in Cape Town continued to burn on January 03, 2022 in Cape Town.
(Images by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)

The architect of the National Assembly wing of the parliamentary complex in Cape Town, Jack Van Der Lecq, believes it could cost up to R1 billion to repair the gutted building.

The National Assembly was completed in 1988 and included the use of rare materials, such as indigenous yellowwood, marble and granite, which were imported from Italy.  

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