Tomorrow, Thursday, 28 September, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR), Kingsol Chabalala MPL, will conduct an oversight inspection at the Boipatong Monument and Youth Centre and the Old Sharpeville Police Station.
The DA will assess why the Boipatong Monument and Youth Centre is not fully functional and why the Old Sharpeville Police Station has not been maintained.
Boipatong Monument and Youth Centre has not been operational since its inception in 2015, despite the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) spending over R12 million on operating costs. The Old Sharpeville Police Station has been neglected with no maintenance for years.
The DA will ascertain what needs to be done to ensure that these historical heritage sites benefit the local community and contribute to the Gauteng economy.
The members of the media are invited, and there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.
Details of the oversight inspection are as follows:
Oversight Inspection One
Date: 29 September 2023
Venue: Boipatong Monument and Youth Centre
Oversight Inspection Two
Venue: Old Sharpville Police Station