ICYMI: Gauteng govt still to fix sinkhole at Carletonville school

ICYMI: Gauteng govt still to fix sinkhole at Carletonville school

The Department of Infrastructure Development in Gauteng says they are racing against time to address the issue of a sinkhole that developed under a school in Carletonville.


It has been almost a year since the sinkhole developed at Relebohile Secondary School following heavy rains in February last year.

The massive sinkhole damaged classrooms and toilets at the school, resulting in pupils having to move to mobile classrooms opposite the school.

Departmental spokesperson Victor Moreriane says they are conducting various investigations to determine the best way to address the problem.

"We have conducted a preliminary dolomite stability report, and we have also partnered with the council for due signs to assist us with detailed investigations. 

"The project will be in two phases. Phase one will address the rehabilitation of the sinkhole and stabilise the affected ground, and then we will demolish the affected block. Phase two will rebuild the block and replace underground pipes. 

"Further tests are ongoing to determine the extent of the dolomite, and once that is done, we will be able to take a decision on whether to demolish the class rooms or not.”


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