Residents are not happy with the state the Johannes Stegman Theatre is in.
A local school recently had a play there and had to pay R17 000 rent for the theatre and R30 000 to rent outside engineers for sound and lights as the theatre’s sound and lights do not work.
Ena van Rooyen, DA councillor, said she sent letters to Govan Mbeki Municipality to report this matter, but nothing has been done yet.
The theatre could not even provide toilet paper, the school had to take their own toilet paper.
The chairs are broken and look as if it has been eaten by rats, the bathrooms were dirty and the school had to send their own cleaners to clean the theatre.
The air-conditioning system is not working, there is no lock on the door on the outside and a piece of wire keeps the door closed.
When Ena entered the manager’s office, she found a heater on, only 5cm from a wooden cabinet.
“This is a big fire hazard,” said Ena. According to her, it is acknowledged that the National Department of Arts and Culture made funding of R3 Million available for the maintenance of the Johannes Stegman Theatre. Ena has not yet received any answers from the municipality.

2 COMMENTS

  1. goeie dag
    ek is bewrees maar die res van Secunde lyk ook glad nie beter nie ,dit laat my dink aan die padda in die pot met koue water as die water begin warm word tot dit kook sal die padda nie uitklim nie ,alles gaan ten gronde in hierdie land en dorp dit is net een groot gemors maak nie saak wie in beheer is nie

  2. Aai, Korrupsie hou net nie op nie. Wat het hulle met die R3 miljoen gedoen wat gegee is om die plek reg te maak. en dan wonder almal hoekom ons nie kan vorentoe beweeg in kunste nie

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