Defence Committee urges Denel and ARMSCOR to work together to find workable solutions
21 April 2022
The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans started its two-day oversight programme by a visit to ARMSCOR facilities in Pretoria. The programme included a visit to Gerotek and Technopark that house research and development facilities such as Protechnik, Ergotech and Hazmat.
The committee toured the facilities which included a high-speed track and Skid pad for advanced driving. The committee recommended that Gerotek must explore other avenues by engaging with government departments to ensure that its facilities are used optimally by stakeholders within and outside the security structures.
Furthermore, the committee recommended that Gerotek market its services to stakeholders such as the South African Police Service, the Department of Transport and traffic police to generate revenue for the entity.
The committee was informed that there were people who have occupied the land and built houses next to Gerotek’s testing facilities and that situation needed to be addressed. The acting Chairperson of the committee, Mr Thabo Mmutle said: “The committee recommended that the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure can be engaged to explore the possibility of transferring the land to Gerotek directly.”