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Rosevalley Public Library Building Project

Oudtshoorn, 20 October 2021 – The Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality is proud to announce that the Rosevalley Public Library building project is progressing according to plan and that the contractor, RUWACON Pty Ltd is making use of local labour as stipulated in their tender document.

With the new development of Rosevalley in the Greater Oudtshoorn, the Western Cape Provincial Library Service funded the Oudtshoorn Municipality to build a new library, which will be known as the Rosevalley Library. The municipality held a sod-turning ceremony on 20 August 2020 which was officiated by the Western Cape Minister for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais. The project started in June 2021 and is intended to be completed by the end of February 2022.

The Provincial Library Service donated R2 million to the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality in the 2018/2019 financial year and another R6.5 million in the 2019/2020 financial year.  ASLA also came on board to support the project with an amount of R501 000,00 which will be paid over in three instalments of R167 000,00.

The Municipality had to apply to National Treasury to advertise the tender for a third time in 2020/2021, due to applicants not meeting the tender criteria. RUWACON Pty Ltd was the successful bidder and went on-site on 29 June 2021. The Municipality also had to apply for a rollover since the building should have been completed in 2020. Fortunately, approval was also received to commence with the project.

The Rosevalley Library will be one-stop information and recreational hub for the community, and will also provide free internet service for the community.

A community meeting could not be held yet, due to the Covid-19 protocols.