Im­pos­si­ble to in­stall 322 me­ters

The Herald (South Africa) - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

IN re­sponse to the SMS, “Need own bath­rooms” (De­cem­ber 6), the writer must not know the sys­tem as there was a res­i­dents’ AGM on Wed­nes­day and noth­ing was raised at the meet­ing.

Had they both­ered to ask, we could have in­formed them that it was phys­i­cally im­pos­si­ble to in­stall in­di­vid­ual me­ters on the site by virtue of how the sup­ply en­ters the vil­lage.

Also the writer makes no men­tion of the R625 a month rental paid by Sassa pen­sion­ers which in­cludes elec­tric­ity and lights. There are 322 hous­ing units on site. Can you imag­ine the in­stal­la­tion costs and run­ning costs to main­tain 322 gey­sers and bath­rooms?

The rental would no longer be af­ford­able to Sassa re­cip­i­ents. We have a long and des­per­ate list of ap­pli­cants.

Our ap­pli­ca­tion form states that it is low cost hous­ing.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the Al­goa Bay Coun­cil for the Aged, own­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors of Buf­fels­fontein Re­tire­ment Vil­lage

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