The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
(a) I have been informed by the Department that in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality:
(i) There are one-thousand-and-eighty-three (1083) buildings owned by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI).
(ii) There are ninety-six (96) vacant land parcels owned by DPWI.
(b) The total number of the specified buildings and land parcels that are unoccupied and vacant, is one-hundred-and-two (102).
(c) The plans by the Department are to use some of these for: (i) the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) sites through Social Development; (ii) student housing; (iii) Waste Management Bureau through the Department of Environmental, Forestry and Fisheries; and (iv) advertisement and revenue generation.