If everything goes according to plan. KAE residents will soon have a swimming pool and a multi purpose centre which will have a community hall, library and other recreational amenities.
She recently posted on Twitter a picture of her at the site with the caption “Ward 92 site of MPC at Kaalfontein “. The MPC will be opposite Yarona Shopping Centre in Kaalfontein. The Multi Purpose Centre was initially presented by the former Democratic Alliance (DA) Finance MMC, Funzela Ngobeni, in the 2019/20 budget.
The construction site has been cordoned off since early last year. The delay was evicting small businesses from occupying the land. The project is currently in Phase 1 which includes earthworks. KAE News understands that the soil on the site has been taken to a laboratory to determine if it is safe to build on. The results will be available within the next few weeks. If the soil is found to be safe to build on, Phase 2 will commence. If not, another venue for the MPC will have to be identified.
KAE News visited the site and we hope the soil testing will be successful. The community of KAE deserves a community hall and a library. Other recreational facilities will also help keep youth off the streets and away from drugs.
We spoke to the Councilor of Ward 92, Violet Chauke. The councilor was excited about the project and confirmed that we are awaiting soil results.”This will greatly benefit our children. At least something that belongs to us. We are tired of seeing shopping centres being built in our community land but nothing is built for the benefit of the community.”
Chauke’s comments come after a total of 3 shopping centres have been built in KAE in less than 5 years. The shopping centres are Kaalfonten Corner, Archer Crossing and Busy Corner Mall.