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Service delivery improvement plan underway in Bekkersdal

Bekkersdal rebuild & upgrade begins today with an improvement in its sewage system& land for a new school.

Rubbish piles up in the Bekkersdal area of Westonaria. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo is currently in Bekkersdal, where government will be cleaning the township, improving the sewage system and handing over land for a secondary school.

The service delivery improvement plan is aimed at rebuilding and upgrading Bekkersdal after a series of violent protests before the 2014 General Elections.

The cost of destroyed public property during protests in the area amounts to R20 million.

A community hall, council offices, business hubs and a clinic were among the properties destroyed.

Mamabolo says this is only the beginning of the 'turn around' project.

"The donation that the two mining companies, Gold Fields and Mupane Gold are donating a piece of and are committing to make financial resources available to build a school. We've upgraded the sewer network."