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Social development dept concerned about 'makeshift crèches'

The department says parents must confirm vital information about a crèche before enrolling their kids.

Two children were killed after a building caught fire on Koch Street in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: Twitter @ MedixGauteng.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Social Development Department says it's concerned about what it calls 'the mushrooming' of makeshift day care centres following a deadly fire that claimed the lives of two young children in the Johannesburg CBD.

The blaze broke out on the second floor of a block of flats on Koch Street yesterday.

The children who died in the fire were two and three-years-old.

The department's Shoki Tshabalala says parents must first confirm vital information about a crèche before enrolling their children.

"The responsibility lies with parents that before you place your child any child development centres, you need to ask the owner if the crèche is registered or not; you need to look for certificates that are mounted on the walls to demonstrate that the crèche is a legal entity."

A preliminary investigation shows that the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

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