Affordable Housing Roadshow continues in the Western Cape | Western Cape Government


Affordable Housing Roadshow continues in the Western Cape

11 September 2017

The Affordable Housing workshop by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will today, Monday 11 September 2017, be held in the Matzikama Municipality. The roadshow will continue during the month of September as the Department travels across the province to participate in workshops targeted at the GAP market.

Details are as follow:

Matzikama Municipality

Venue: Vredendal Sports Hall, Dam Street, Vredendal
Date: Monday 11 September 2017
Time: 10:00am -11:30am

Cederberg Municipality

Venue: Vicky Zimri Thusong Centre, Bohemia Street, Citrusdal
Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Time: 10:30pm -12:00pm

Bergrivier Municipality

Venue: Piketberg Community Library, Church Street, Piketberg
Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Time: 13:30pm -15:30pm

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