Bil­lions be­ing set aside to cre­ate racially in­te­grated com­mu­ni­ties

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - BALD­WIN ND­ABA

TO­TAL of R240 bil­lion. This is the amount the Gaut­eng gov­ern­ment plans to spend on build­ing racially in­te­grated house­holds who use the same health-care cen­tres, schools, malls and places of en­ter­tain­ment. The new com­mu­ni­ties will be near the work­places of res­i­dents.

MEC for Fi­nance Bar­bara Creecy made the an­nounce­ment when she tabled her medium-term bud­get pol­icy state­ment and the adjustment ap­pro­pri­a­tion bill in the provin­cial leg­is­la­ture yes­ter­day.

While the three-year plan in­cludes the con­struc­tion of schools, Creecy also an­nounced ma­jor re­lief for over­crowded schools that have a short­age of teach­ers.

She said her depart­ment had al­lo­cated an ad­di­tional amount of R300 mil­lion for the ap­point­ment of new teach­ers in new schools and more in over­crowded schools. The al­lo­ca­tion is for next year.

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AL­LO­CA­TION: Gaut­eng Fi­nance MEC Bar­bara Creecy dur­ing the adjustment bud­get sit­ting held at the provin­cial leg­is­la­ture.

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