Swellendam railton projects unlock economic opportunities for local SMME’s and Job market

26 Jul 2022 in Where We Govern

Construction at the Swellendam Railton Housing Development project commenced in September 2021 and the local community is reaping the economic benefits. To date, 60 job opportunities have been created at this project, with 44 of these being women and youth. The local Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’s) have been promoted, as four (4) companies have been appointed to provide security and construction services.

This development forms part of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) and has a budget allocation of just over R 76 million. During the first phase of construction, the project will deliver 965 serviced sites and is expected to be concluded by the end of February 2023.

Minister Simmers said: “This project has brought much needed hope and revived the local economy amidst a tough economic climate in this region. It is through such projects, that as the Western Cape Government we seek to rebuild our economy and provide our citizens with services. I welcome the advancements that the project has made in its first 10 months of operation.”

The project has already delivered over 450 serviced sites, upon completion of the project beneficiaries will be sourced from Swellendam and the surrounding farming areas.