Executive mayor, Cllr Gary van Niekerk, leads oversight visit to R50m Moore Dyke project

Issued by Mandela Bay Development
Johannesburg, Feb 15, 2024
From left: MBDA Project Manager Luvuyo Manjo, MBDA director Pinky Kondlo, NMB Executive Mayor Gary van Niekerk, MBDA CEO Anele Qaba, MBDA director Vuyani Dyantyi, and MBDA Chairperson Glenda Perumal.

As of 14 February 2024, with progress sitting at 85%, the Moore Dyke Sports precinct development programme by the Mandela Bay Development Agency is ahead of schedule for completion this June.

A project that was launched on the eve of COVID-19 hard lockdowns resumed later in 2021 to a staggered construction programme. MBDA CEO Anele Qaba emphasised the difference the project has already made in Schauderville-Korsten.

“To date, the Moore Dyke Sports precinct development project has already created 200 direct jobs in the community, with more than 10 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) handling nearly 30% of the contract value.”

The oversight visits by the Executive Mayor, Cllr Gary van Niekerk, along with MBDA directors and management, comes just months before the project achieves practical completion in June.

Overall progress = approximately 85%

Key facts about the project

Project commencement date: 22 April 2022

Projected completion date: 18 June 2024

Budget: R50 668 017.05 (excluding VAT)

Key infrastructure upgrades:

  • New pavilion building
  • Upgrade of the old clubhouse
  • Renovation of the caretaker’s cottage
  • New soccer fields (two-off) with irrigation supply main
  • New cricket field with practice nets – with irrigation supply main
  • Flood lighting
  • Outdoor gym area
  • A new multi-game court (basketball and netball)
  • New service building
  • Electrical substation
  • Refuse room
  • Municipal services (paved access road and parking, sewer, stormwater)

Key participants: Schauderville-Korsten, SMMEs and local labour

Social impact of the project in the wider Schauderville-Korsten and surrounds:

  • Renewal and rejuvenation of youth through sports.
  • Alleviation of drug use, gang affiliation and related activities.
  • Upliftment of local economy through sales of various products at sports games.
  • Restoration of Schauderville-Korsten pride as a sports hosting venue and home to groom future sports legends.
  • Commemoration and celebration of Mr Moore Dyke and Associates through sports heroism.
Pavillion progress Feb 2024.