Houses built in non-residential area

2017-10-11 06:02
PHOTO: Makhosandile zuluThe area beyond the river in KwaMachibisa where land invasion has taken place.

PHOTO: Makhosandile zuluThe area beyond the river in KwaMachibisa where land invasion has taken place.

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

The councillor said it would be difficult to provide water, sanitation and electricity in that area because it is not zoned as residential and providing those services would amount to wasteful and fruitless expenditure.

“I would say the relocation of people living in that area needs to be addressed urgently,” Ngongoma said.

He urged the municipality to strengthen law enforcement specifically dealing with land invasion.

The councillor said on Saturday the Department of Human Settlement launched an urban network hub, a R1.5 billion project that will take five years to finish and will include a housing project and the relocation of people in
certain parts of Ward 22 where the network is to be constructed.

There are concerns that the area behind the primary school could be a wetland and some residents have built houses on a floodplain so their homes are at risk of being flooded should the nearby river­ flood.


Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

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


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 network.


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.