Minister Madikizela to embark on Affordable Housing Roadshow across the W/Cape | Western Cape Government


Minister Madikizela to embark on Affordable Housing Roadshow across the W/Cape

6 September 2017

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow be at Mossel Bay Municipality on the Affordable Housing Roadshow. The roadshow will continue during the month of September as Minister travels across the province to participate in workshops targeted at the GAP/affordable market.

Details are as follow:

Mossel Bay Municipality

Venue: Town Hall, Marsh Street, Mossel Bay
Date: Thursday, 07 September 2017
Time: 12h00 – 13h30

Overstrand Municipality

Venue:   Banquet Hall, 1 Harmony Avenue, Overstrand Municipality, Hermanus
Date:   Friday  08 September 2017
Time:   12:00pm -13:30pm

Matzikama Municipality

Venue: Vredendal Sports Hall, Dam Street, Matzikama Municipality
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017
Time: 09:00 – 11:30

Cederberg Municipality

Venue: Vicky Zimri Thusong Centre, Citrusdal
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Bergrivier Municipality

Venue: Piketberg Library, Church Street, Bergrivier Municipality
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Time: 13:30 – 15:30

The Affordable Roadshow is an initiative by the Department of Human Settlements to inform the public of the programmes available for people seeking access to affordable housing.  It will do this by highlighting the following:

  • Planning for Affordable Housing projects in various municipalities.
  • The growth in the need for affordable housing by municipality and the province as a whole    
  • Assistance available for people wishing to purchase a home. This refers to the Finance Linked Institutional Subsidy Programme (FLISP). It providesIt is available to people earning between R3 500 and R 15 000. It can be used to purchase any residential property or previously subsidised housing stock as well as to build as house on a serviced stand (by NHBRC approved builders).
  • Social Housing.  This is a rental option, currently available to people earning between R1 500 and R 7 500 per month. It provides for secure long-term rental in properties owned and managed by Social Housing Institutions. These institutions are not government entities and are independently managed. Social Housing is delivered in designated Restructuring Zones which allows for highly favourable rental rates.

Other Municipalities to be visited are Swartland, Saldanha Bay and Witzenberg during the first leg of the roadshow.

Details will be made available during the course of the month.

All media houses are invited to attend.

Media Enquiries: 

Mrs Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka - Spokesperson for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela
Tel: 021 483-4798
Cell: 082 953 0026

Mr Nathan Adriaanse - Director Communication and Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 021 483 2868
Cell: 083 263 1720