‘Do not rent space to il­le­gal schools’

Pretoria News - - METRO - JAMES MAHLOKWANE [email protected]

RES­I­DENTS who rented out RDP houses and back rooms to il­le­gal schools con­tributed to a wide­spread prob­lem af­fect­ing the Olievenhou­tbosch com­mu­nity.

ANC branch sec­re­tary in the area Kenny Masha has warned res­i­dents not to con­trib­ute to the prob­lem.

Masha said the ANC, ANC Youth League, SACP and the South African Na­tional Civic Or­gan­i­sa­tion have joined forces to shut down il­le­gal and un­reg­is­tered schools op­er­at­ing from RDP houses and back rooms in the area.

How­ever, he said it was now time for the com­mu­nity to take note of this prob­lem­atic habit and re­frain from rent­ing their prop­er­ties to un­scrupu­lous peo­ple.

He said the lead­er­ship would meet the In­de­pen­dent School Di­rec­torate, af­ter which the il­le­gal schools would be served with no­tices to cease op­er­at­ing.

“We took them to the schools last week and they gave the peo­ple op­er­at­ing the schools ver­bal in­struc­tions to stop what they were do­ing.

“When they come back they will is­sue the let­ters so that these schools know that what they have been do­ing here is wrong. Al­ready one school has va­cated the RDP houses it was rent­ing, but we have heard it’s in an­other part of Olievenhou­tbosch.

“With that said, we are say­ing our peo­ple need to be aware of this prob­lem and help us make things right by re­fus­ing to take part in this.

“This prob­lem of peo­ple rent­ing out their RDP houses is one that is wide­spread and it will need the gov­ern­ment to con­duct proper and thor­ough re­search on the mat­ter.”

Masha said the lead­er­ship would con­tinue en­gag­ing the com­mu­nity on this mat­ter un­til it was ac­cepted that one could not ac­cept such ten­ants.

The Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion in Gaut­eng pro­vided mo­bile class­rooms to ac­com­mo­date learn­ers who were re­moved from the un­reg­is­tered schools.

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