Zithobeni mega-infrastructure project highlights City’s efforts to accelerate service delivery

11 Feb 2020 in Where We Govern

The Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Cllr Stevens Mokgalapa, visited
Zithobeni Extension 8 & 9 for a site visit as major infrastructure upgrades take place.

Construction has commenced for water and sanitation services as well as road
infrastructure with the mega-project expected to yield 4 000 housing units.

Currently, 1 318 and 969 house connections have been done in Extension 8 & 9

Under the Follow-The-Money initiative, the DA-led administration has committed to
ensuring that capital projects are delivered with all timelines adhered to.

From Zithobeni, the mayor proceeded to Mamelodi Extension 11 where another
development with capacity for 1 859 stands are currently under construction.

The installation of water reticulation pipes, bulk water systems and water
connections to the stands will go a long in mitigating the negative effect of floods
which often result in homes and road infrastructure being swept away.

“I’m proud to report than 22 jobs have been created from what was much-needed
intervention by the DA-led administration for Mamelodi residents. I look forward to
this project’s completion,” said Mayor Mokgalapa.

He highlighted that this is one of the ways to make accelerated service delivery a
lived reality, particularly by unlocking bureaucracies which often mean communities are neglected as was the previous ANC administration’s modus operandi.