City’s R91 million Imizamo Yethu redevelopment programme completed

20 Oct 2022 in Where We Govern

The City’s Imizamo Yethu redevelopment programme, which will improve the living conditions of residents, has been completed. Today, 20 October 2022, City officials visited the area to check on the project.

The rebuilding and redevelopment of Imizamo Yethu has been under way for a number of years following a fire in 2017. With a cost of approximately R91 million, the City’s redevelopment project could help to mitigate the impact of fires in the area due to enhanced access for emergency services and fire breaks.

‘It is pleasing to see this project completed. I am satisfied with what I have seen here today. Bulk earthworks for the formal housing project have been completed and the retaining walls constructed. The stormwater, water and sewer network construction has been done. A greenbelt walkway has been constructed over the bulk water network to protect the infrastructure and the roads and road surfaces have also been completed. Access for vehicular circulation in and around the greater area has been improved. In addition, the improved access has also enabled the City to enhance basic delivery of services to the area.

‘This project, as are all City projects, is dependent on the support and cooperation of the community. We thank the residents for their patience and for working with the City to ensure this project is realised,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi.