Houses on the cards for Ward 98

2019-12-12 06:01
Khaya Infill Housing Project is underway at B Section in Khayelitsha.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

Khaya Infill Housing Project is underway at B Section in Khayelitsha.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

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Backyarders and shack dwellers from ward 98 in Khayelitsha are eagerly waiting for new houses to be built. The installation of underground infrastructure is already underway.

At least 462 RDP houses are expected to be built at B Section for people earning less than R3 500 per month.

Ward 98 councillor Xolisa Peter described the development as a dream come true for many beneficiaries. She stated that the installation of underground and other infrastructure will be completed in August next year. “Immediately after that, they will start the construction,” she said, adding it is the first time backyarders from the area will benefit from housing development.

“Since the establishment of Khayelitsha in 1984 backyarders were being marginalised. The Khaya Infill Housing Project will accommodate backyarders and some people from Tsepetsepe informal area which is part of ward 98,” she said. Peter said they will prioritise elders and people with disabilities.

Khayelitsha Development Forum chair Ndithini Tyhido welcomed the development. He urged communities to work together. “We know in any development there will be some squabbles but people must not lose their focus of improving the conditions of their communities. It is our wish to see Khayelitsha with no backyarders,” he said.

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