Johannesburg - The Gauteng provincial government is concerned about the rise in service delivery protests in the province, human settlements MEC Ntombi Mekgwe said on Friday.
“Our rapid response team and the department have recorded about 50 service delivery protests in Gauteng since last year,” she told journalists in Johannesburg.
“In terms of cost for the damage... for the department alone it's about R55 million.”
She said the figure could be higher for the municipalities where infrastructure was damaged.
The police might have a higher number of protests, but Mekgwe said in terms of service delivery it was 50.