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The Athlone Community Residential Unit (CRU) Refurbishment Project in Kewtown has received a Govan Mbeki Award for the best community residential unit in the country.

The Athlone Community Residential Unit (CRU) Refurbishment Project in Kewtown has received a Govan Mbeki Award for the best community residential unit in the country.

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The Community Residential Unit (CRU) Refurbishment Project in Kewtown has received a Govan Mbeki Award in the category for the Best Community Residential Unit project in the country.

The City of Cape Town has been lauded by the National Department of Human Settlements for its continual efforts to improve the lives of its vulnerable residents, says Mayoral committee member for Human Settlements Benedicta van Minnen.

The Kewtown project forms part of the CRU programme which has been implemented across the metro in an effort to improve the living conditions of residents.

This programme has been the first in the country to be implemented on such a large scale and has comprised the upgrade of more than 7 500 CRUs which are situated in some of the most volatile areas in the city.

The Kewtown project has entailed the upgrade of 320 units.

The awards were started in 2006 in honour of Govan Mbeki and his vision for the preservation of human dignity for all.

Van Minnen says she is proud of the achievement. “I could not be more proud of this achievement. Our staff and contractors have gone above the call of duty to ensure that the lives of our tenants in Kewtown are improved. Our CRU upgrade team has been determined and committed to improving the lives of our residents and they have demonstrated what public service is really about,” Van Minnen says.

She says the project went beyond the primary objective to upgrade the old buildings but added significantly to the “restoration of a sense of pride and dignity in this vulnerable community”.

“In addition, the contract award made provision for more than 50% of the total labour budget being set aside for local labour from the Kewtown community. The success of the project and the programme in general can largely be attributed to the establishment of a network of private and public partnerships. We are indeed making progress possible by working together,” Van Minnen adds. The project not only comprised general maintenance work, such as repairing leaks in pipes and roofs, glazing and painting.

The external communal areas between the blocks of flats were also spruced up to contribute to an improvement in the general quality of life of the tenants.

The Community Residential Unit (CRU) Refurbishment Project in Kewtown, Athlone, has received a Govan Mbeki Award in the category for the Best Community Residential Unit project in the country.

The City of Cape Town has been lauded by the National Department of Human Settlements for its continual efforts to improve the lives of its vulnerable residents. The Kewtown project forms part of the CRU programme which has been implemented across the metro in an effort to improve the living conditions of residents.

This programme has been the first in the country to be implemented on such a large scale and has comprised the upgrade of more than 7 500 CRUs which are situated in some of the most volatile areas in the city.

The Kewtown project has entailed the upgrade of 320 units.

The awards were started in 2006 in honour of Govan Mbeki and his vision for the preservation of human dignity for all.

Mayoral committee member for Human Settlements Benedicta van Minnen says she is proud of the achievement. “I could not be more proud of this achievement. Our staff and contractors have gone above the call of duty to ensure that the lives of our tenants in Kewtown are improved. Our CRU upgrade team has been determined and committed to improving the lives of our residents and they have demonstrated what public service is really about,” Van Minnen says.

She adds the project went beyond the primary objective to upgrade the old buildings but added significantly to the “restoration of a sense of pride and dignity in this vulnerable community.”

“In addition, the contract award made provision for more than 50% of the total labour budget being set aside for local labour from the Kewtown community. The success of the project and the programme in general can largely be attributed to the establishment of a network of private and public partnerships. We are indeed making progress possible by working together,” Van Minnen adds. The project not only comprised general maintenance work, such as repairing leaks in pipes and roofs, glazing and painting. Attention was also paid to external and internal walls with cracks and holes, the waterproofing of floors, renewing floor coverings, seeing to it that doors and windows function properly, and ensuring that electrical and plumbing installations comply with regulations. The window sills, stairs, balustrades and handrails were also refurbished.

The external communal areas between the blocks of flats were also spruced up to contribute to an improvement in the general quality of life of the tenants.

The Community Residential Unit (CRU) Refurbishment Project in Kewtown, Athlone, has received a Govan Mbeki Award in the category for the Best Community Residential Unit project in the country.

The City of Cape Town has been lauded by the National Department of Human Settlements for its continual efforts to improve the lives of its vulnerable residents.

The Kewtown project forms part of the CRU programme which has been implemented across the metro in an effort to improve the living conditions of residents.

This programme has been the first in the country to be implemented on such a large scale and has comprised the upgrade of more than 7 500 CRUs which are situated in some of the most volatile areas in the city.

The Kewtown project has entailed the upgrade of 320 units.

The awards were started in 2006 in honour of Govan Mbeki and his vision for the preservation of human dignity for all.

Mayoral committee member for Human Settlements Benedicta van Minnen says she is proud of the achievement.

“I could not be more proud of this achievement. Our staff and contractors have gone above the call of duty to ensure that the lives of our tenants in Kewtown are improved. Our CRU upgrade team has been determined and committed to improving the lives of our residents and they have demonstrated what public service is really about,” Van Minnen says.

She adds the project went beyond the primary objective to upgrade the old buildings but added significantly to the “restoration of a sense of pride and dignity in this vulnerable community.”

“In addition, the contract award made provision for more than 50% of the total labour budget being set aside for local labour from the Kewtown community. The success of the project and the programme in general can largely be attributed to the establishment of a network of private and public partnerships. We are indeed making progress possible by working together,” Van Minnen adds.

The project not only comprised general maintenance work, such as repairing leaks in pipes and roofs, glazing and painting.

Attention was also paid to external and internal walls with cracks and holes, the waterproofing of floors, renewing floor coverings, seeing to it that doors and windows function properly, and ensuring that electrical and plumbing installations comply with regulations.

The window sills, stairs, balustrades and handrails were also refurbished.

The external communal areas between the blocks of flats were also spruced up to contribute to an improvement in the general quality of life of the tenants

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