Joe Slovo Housing Project Stakeholders Sign Commitment to Fast-Track Project
On Wednesday, 01 March, the Provincial Department of Human Settlements and relevant stakeholders signed documents to commit to fast-tracking the remainder of the N2 Gateway, Joe Slovo Phase 3, housing project to completion.
Stakeholders include the National and Provincial Departments of Human Settlements, the Housing Development Agency (HDA), Sobambisa Contractors and the newly elected Joe Slovo Project Steering Committee (PSC). The group signed the Social Compact and Terms of Reference documents which outlines rights and responsibilities, as well as providing a framework to govern the relationship between all stakeholders. By signing these documents, the group committed to working together towards the completion of this housing project.
The signing of the documents comes after the election and appointment of a new Project Steering Committee (PSC) which represents the community. The project has experienced various challenges that have delayed progress. Some of these challenges include disruptions of the election of the PSC and the illegal occupation of the construction site.
The Head of Department of Human Settlements, Mr Thando Mguli said that “at the end of this project we will see about 2886 housing opportunities for the beneficiaries of the Joe Slovo project who are scattered in various temporary relocation areas such as Delft, Gugulethu and Langa”. The chairperson of the Joe Slovo PSC, Mr Andile Sijeqe hailed the signing of these documents as a victory for the progress of the project.
All stakeholders were included in the development of these documents to ensure that all relevant are appropriately represented and terms set out therein are understood and agreed to.
“With all stakeholders having signed these documents, we commit ourselves to work together to ensure that the project continues without blockages” added Mguli.