Twistville housing project concerns

2017-07-14 06:00
Photo: Siphelele NketoRenovated Twistville houses.

Photo: Siphelele NketoRenovated Twistville houses.

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TWISTVILLE residents are complaining that the renovation of 83 houses is not being done properly and that the project construction company is using old bricks, which poses a danger to them.

They say some houses that have completed have already developed cracks because of the unfinished work and the old bricks that were used.

Recently, a delegation from the Department of Human Settlements and Public Works looked at some of the houses after steering committee members from the area and the community complained about the project.

The project to revamp houses that were built with asbestos roofs many years ago began in September last year.

Ward committee member Rayno Ferris told Fever that the construction company is responsible for many problems in the area.

He said house owners are now struggling to reinstall their geysers, coal stoves and satellite dishes after they were removed during the
construction of their house and the replacement of the roof

“The construction company refused to reinstall our geysers and people do not have money to hire people to do it.”

The lack of alternative accommodation during the process was also a concern.      



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