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R7 000 A Month Rental While NMB Main Library Assessment Underway

OCTOBER 17, 2014
R7 000 A Month Rental While NMB Main Library Assessment Underway

The municipality is paying R7 000 a month rental for space on the ground floor of Kwantu Towers while an assessment and investigation into the maintenance work required at the Main Library is underway.

A report to the Sport, Recreation, Arts and Cultural Services Committee says the decision to rent the space was taken “to offset the lack of services and inconvenience”.

It points out that this was particularly necessary during the trial exams as well as the preparation period for finals.

“Using this space, students and scholars can study, read the daily newspapers and access a few reference books, such as encyclopaedias,” it says, adding that a security guard and two staff members are manning the space at Kwantu Towers.

A previous report to the committee noted that without pre-empting the results and recommendation of the investigations, it was foreseen that “certain corrective and remedial works will be required.

This work, the report added, could include a professional cleaning of the building interior to remove dust particles, mould, mildew or fungi.

In addition, a comprehensive review of the ventilation system in the building could be required and installation of a suitable ventilation system, which might include dehumidifiers where required.

This was both for the health and safety of the staff and public but also for the protection and preservation of the books and documents. - MetroMinutes.


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