Rebuilding Imizamo Yethu will cost R100m – City of Cape Town

2017-03-16 07:07
Wreckage following devastating fires in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement. (Supplied)

Wreckage following devastating fires in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town on Wednesday said redesigning Imizamo Yethu informal settlement will cost close to R100m following a devastating fire on Saturday and Sunday. 

"The redesign will allow us to install firebreaks, pedestrian walkways, and other access to basic and emergency services which we have not been able to do previously due to the density of this settlement," Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said in a statement. 

On Tuesday mayoral committee member for safety JP Smith said 7 300 people had been affected by the fire which killed four people.

Read: Imizamo Yethu fire one of Cape Town's worst – deputy mayor

Neilson said the Western Cape government has offered to help with burial arrangements for the deceased.

Three community halls and two marquee tents have been erected as temporary accommodation, Neilson said. 

"An environmental health practitioner is on site daily to inspect the living quarters, ablutions, water provision, and the main kitchen at the fire station where two meals per day are being prepared for the beneficiaries," he said. 

Read more on:    cape town  |  housing  |  fires

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.