Long-awaited Sea Point affordable housing study to be released

2016-11-17 19:02

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Cape Town - The Western Cape department of public works and transport has announced that it will publish its affordable housing feasibility study on the Tafelberg property in Sea Point on Friday.

About 20 activists from Reclaim the City and Ndifuna Ukwazi gathered outside the department's building in Dorp Street on Thursday afternoon to seek an answer to whether or not the department had confirmed a date of publication.

The group dispersed after a department representative came outside to address them and announce Friday as the publication date.

The announcement comes after protesters sat and blocked access to the building on Tuesday for about two hours, demanding to meet with the Western Cape government's chief director of public-private partnerships Thiagaraj Pillay to discuss the department's failure to release the study last week as it had indicated it would.

The activists said they expect the government to hold true to its promise not to keep extending the deadline.

"For us, tomorrow is tomorrow. That is the deadline," said Elizabeth Gqoboka, a leader of Reclaim the City.

"We have waited long enough."

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