It’s 7 years and counting for R46m hostel revamp – and it’s still a dump

16 September 2020 - 09:00
By Belinda Pheto
Gilbert Sithole is among the men who have taken to guarding the renovated hostel from thieves and vandals.
Image: Alaister Russell Gilbert Sithole is among the men who have taken to guarding the renovated hostel from thieves and vandals.

A Gauteng hostel was meant to become a home for​ families - now they're forced to stand guard all night.

Thanks to delays and thieves, the R46m revamp has turned into a seven-year tale of misery.