Sarah Baartman Centre – ANC’s legacy in Kouga

The Sarah Baartman Remembrance Centre in Hankey in the Eastern Cape remains unfinished, four years down the line.

DA MP Malcolm Figg said that poor planning and even worse workmanship contributed to the people of Hankey not benefitting from this R165m government project.

He said during an oversight visit to the construction site on Wednesday that the heritage centre is being built by the national Department of Public Works on behalf of the national Department of Arts and Culture.

“The centre aims to boost the local economy, create jobs and honour the late Sarah Baartman,” he said.

Construction on the project started in April 2014 and has now been delayed by more than two years.

“The completion date of October 2016 was missed and the new promised completion date of March 2019, is clearly a pipe dream,” Figg said.

He was accompanied on the visit by MP, Phumzile van Damme and MPL’s Bobby Stevenson and Andrew Whitfield. They were joined by the Mayor of Kouga, Horatio Hendricks and his Mayco members Brian Ndhlulu, Frances Baxter, Brenton Williams and Speaker of Council Hattingh Borman.

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One Response to “Sarah Baartman Centre – ANC’s legacy in Kouga”

  1. Charles Laird Says:

    What about the cultural centre as you enter Humansdorp? Millions spent on the project, and look what it looks like today – a dilapidated, neglected ruin as you enter the town. Typical of the gross wastage of public funds under the ANC’s administration – what an embarrassment to the people of Humansdorp.

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