SIOC-cdt funded the construction of the Masilo Maria Leu Multipurpose Centre, which was officially opened on the 5th of December 2014. The centre was named after the late Ms Masilo Maria Leu, who was a well-known anti-apartheid activist. Ms Masilo passed away on the 22nd September 2003. Deben is a small settlement with an intimate social structure that exists in the informal area. The majority of youth and middle-aged individuals in the area are unemployed.
The purpose of the centre is to provide accessible facilities which cater for a wide variety of community needs such as;
a pension pay point, a voting station and access to technology and a hub to foster skills development.
JUNE 2011 – DECEMBER 2014
LAND AND BUILDING
R 9 503, 818.00
NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES
4 023 PEOPLE
162 local jobs were created and 3 Small Medium
and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) benefited from the project.