Work set to begin on Masiphumele housing

2016-10-11 06:00

Civils works are set to start on the Masiphumelele Phase 4 housing project this week.

The contractors will be on site to begin surveying. This will be followed by the process to remove rubble and dumped debris, confirms subcouncil 19 chairperson Felicity Purchase.

The first stage of the City of Cape Town’s housing project, earmarked for qualifying applicants living in Masiphumelele backyards and the informal settlement situated in the wetland, will see the construction of 227 fully serviced sites on which subsidised units will be built at a later stage.

The housing project will be constructed between the existing formal area and the sports fields (“New houses planned”, People’s Post, 12 January).

R50m has been allocated. If all goes according to plan, the civil services will be done by June next year, while the houses will be built between July next year and June 2018.

Construction on the houses will start when the temporary relocation area directly north of the Fish Eagle Park industrial area is decommissioned. This date is yet to be determined, says Mayco member for human settlements Benedicta van Minnen.

“We are doing everything that we can to ease the acute housing need in Masiphumelele and also in many of the other areas across the metro.

“In areas such as Masiphumelele, where residents are well organised on political and civic levels, we are absolutely dependent on the support and the cooperation from the residents and the leadership of the community,” she says.

Once the area has been levelled off, contractors will begin bulk earthworks and the construction of full A-grade civil services, such as roads, stormwater infrastructure and water and sanitation works.

The civils works will see a total of 71 serviced sites created on erf 1912, off Ntantala Road, and 156 serviced sites created on erf 5131 in the wetlands.

The civil works are expected to take around 10 months to complete. During this time, the City of Cape Town will begin preparing the tender for the top structures and processing the beneficiary lists, Purchase says.

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