Govt must release buildings for "educational migrants'" accommodation - ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says the release of government land and property is one of the ways to tackle the crises around university accommodation.

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The suggestion comes in light of the recent protests over accommodation at different universities.

Gauteng ANC convenor of the health and education sub-committee Bandile Masuku says it has been considering this for a while.

We are saying that it is important that government in Gauteng must take charge of the crisis itself. We know that the majority of people who come to Gauteng these days are students and educational migrants.

Bandile Masuku, Convenor of the sub-committee for Education and Health - Gauteng ANC

He notes that it is important that they create a conducive living space for students.

The releasing of land will be done through a rapid land release programme, he says.

Buildings that are owned by the government and are underused need to be released to private investors to renovated and made conducive to student accommodation.

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