Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to launch the Belhar Gardens Rental Estate | Western Cape Government


Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to launch the Belhar Gardens Rental Estate

12 May 2016

The Belhar Gardens Rental Estate will be officially launched on Friday, 13 May 2016 by the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlement Bonginkosi Madikizela, the Mayor of Cape Town Alderman Patricia De Lille and the National Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Included among the beneficiaries to receive their keys on the day are pensioners Eugene Arendse (74) and his wife Eunice, from Bellville South, who  will be receiving rental accommodation in a rental estate with 24 hour security and much open space.

Upon completion the project will provide 629 rental accommodation units for two target groups. The project is a mix-use, high density residential project valued at R1, 3 billion.

192 units will be allocated to primary beneficiaries earning less than R3 500 per month, and 437 units will be allocated to secondary beneficiaries earning less than R7 500 per month.

Other beneficiaries on the day will include Nombulelo Tsitsa (52) from Philippi, who originates from the Eastern Cape and has been living her whole life renting a room in someone else’s home.

Joy Jeptha (44) grew up in the orphanage and suddenly found herself living on the streets. She ended up working at the Holy Cross Nursery and Educare Centre as a cleaner. She qualifies and now will occupy a bachelor unit at Belhar Gardens.


There will be opportunities for interviews.

All media are invited to attend.

Venue: Belhar Housing Development Site, Carmen End Drive Belhar  

Date: 13th May 2016

Time: 10h30 – 12h30

Media Enquiries: 

Zalisile Mbali
Spokesperson for the Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela
Cell: 078 600 7729
Tel: 021 483 4798