The Department of Tourism in the Western Transvaal wasted about R4.5 million with a mockery to set up a “funny trap gate”.
As if that wasn’t big enough, another R3.4 million was wasted to erect a fence at Taung Hotel School which was purchased for R6 million.
The Department, which is trying to attract tourism with the waste, has apparently done no advance research to determine what the expected effect of the waste will be.
Now someone is looking for who was responsible for the stupid waste of money that the Department did not have anyway.
The Tourism Department also wants to determine who decided to erect such funny gates without following a proper tender procedure.