Billions being set aside to create racially integrated communities
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.
ALLOCATION: Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy during the adjustment budget sitting held at the provincial legislature.