DA-administration secures land parcels to house indigent families

11 Feb 2020 in Where We Govern

The City of Tshwane has made significant progress in ensuring that security of
tenure for destitute families becomes a reality.

Under the DA-led administration, the City has purchased various land parcels which
will go a long way in restoring the dignity of families who are in desperate need for
safe and affordable housing.

As such, 1,25 hectares [ha] of land has been purchased for 15 stands in
Soshanguve and
112, 29 ha for 4487 households from Attridgeville and Itereleng. A
further
17,00 ha will accommodate 840 households in Kameeldrift.

In addition to the land that was purchased, the City received generous offers from
donors who who handed over their land parcels for housing developments.

The land parcels include a 14 ha donation to accommodate 770 households in
Boekenhoutkloof.
80,80 ha for in-situ upgrading and Mamelodi informal settlements
to accommodate 4200 households,
42,80 ha to accommodate 2400 households in
Hammanskraal.and
52,30 ha to accommodate 3000 mixed integrated development
for Itireleng and the Hills informal settlements.

A further 33 ha will be used for in-situ upgrading for 1800 units in Wentzelrust.

Referring to the donors as exemplary active citizens who support the accelerated
service delivery mission, Executive Mayor Cllr Stevens Mokgalapa, welcomed the
progressive gesture.

“Nothing is more gratifying than to see people coming rallying together for the
common purpose of going good unto others. The donations allow us to stretch even
further our commitment to providing decent shelter for qualifying beneficiaries from all sectors of the community”.

This administration is committed to improving access to dignified housing that make the City a place to work, play and live.