Mayor looking into possibility to lift moratorium on development

POLOKWANE – Last Wednesday, at a mayoral business breakfast meeting in the city under the leadership of Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng, she engaged with the private sector on the city council’s plan on how they are going to implement projects in the upcoming months this year that will see the moratorium being lifted.

Nkadimeng says to this day the moratorium is still in place due to the municipality not being able to collect an receive sufficient revenue and grants to fund these projects.

She says this will certainly improve and expand Polokwane’s infrastructure to be able to sufficiently carry the existing burden of established developments and to accommodate new developments.

According to Nkadimeng, the municipality’s city council took a decision to look at alternative funding models and settled on the concept of off balance sheet project.

These are projects that are rolled out through public private partnerships (PPP).

This concept is supported and guided by sections 33 and 46 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Section 78 of the Sytems Act and the 2005 Municipal Regulations on PPP.

These current projects are:

• Smart metering solution; a 90mW solar plant

• Waste water treatment plant upgrade at Dalmada and Polokwane

• Replacement of Asbestos Pipes

• Construction of Polokwane International Convention Centre

• Polokwane Extention 106, 4000 beds for student acomodation

• Polokwane Extension 79, 500 beds for student acomodation

• Polokwane Extension 100 and Ga-Rena Rental phase two

• PolokwaneExtension 107 and 76, Gap market and social housing.

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