The Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi handed over homes to 23 beneficiaries at the Erf 8448 portion of the at City’s Gugulethu infill housing project, on 29 August 2022.
The housing project stretches over two sites, Erf 8448 in Gugulethu and Mau Mau in Nyanga.
According to the City, Erf 8448 will provide 570 homes to qualifying beneficiaries and the total cost of this portion of the project is R105 million.
“This project is making good progress and we are doing all we can to ensure the project is protected so that the remaining beneficiaries can move into their homes as soon as possible,” said the City.
However, the City faces two major challenges such as security and the threat of unlawful occupations on Erf 8448. Meanwhile, the City has addressed these concerns by appointing additional security.
“The Mau Mau housing project which makes up the second portion of the Gugulethu infill project is also making steady progress and will provide 434 homes to beneficiaries. The entire project will provide 1004 units to beneficiaries,” said Councillor Booi.
Booi gave an estimated completion of the housing project, saying: “The Gugulethu infill housing project will be completed by September 2023 if all goes according to plan and we will continue to hand over homes to beneficiaries over the coming months.”
The City of Cape Town applauds and acknowledges the officials and contractors for the progress being made and for making the handover possible.
“Beneficiaries of all City housing projects are selected in accordance with the City’s Housing Allocation Policy and the City’s Housing Needs Register to ensure that housing opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner that prevents queue jumping and to those who qualify for housing as per the South African legislation,” concluded Councillor Booi.
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