ANC conference costs denied

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The University of Limpopo yesterday moved swiftly to deny reports that it had received quotes for more than R51million for the refurbishment of its student residences to accommodate delegates to the ANC's national conference.

University spokesman Kgalema Mohuba said yesterday it was not true that the residences were being refurbished for the conference in December.

"The refurbishment of residences is a continuous process," he said.

According to a weekend newspaper report, the university intended to spend R50million to make its student accommodation suitable for more than 6000 ANC conference delegates.

Mohuba said the university received a yearly subsidy from the Department of Education and was also involved in a fund-raising drive to pay for the refurbishment .

He said the university had appointed a team to deal with the provision of accommodation for the ANC conference.