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Media Alert: Ministers to Paint Homes of Special Needs Housing Beneficiaries

17 July 2013

On Thursday, 18 July 2013, the ministers for Human Settlements and Social Development, Bonginkosi Madikizela and Albert Fritz respectively, will paint the new homes of two special needs housing beneficiaries and help renovate an elderly day care centre, to honour Mandela Day.

The special needs beneficiaries are 88-year old Mrs Elizabeth Williams, who suffered a severe stroke and 42-year old Mr Ridwaan Lakay, a bedridden quadriplegic. Both Mrs Williams and Mr Lakay are backyard dwellers in Delft. They will be receiving houses specially adapted for their needs at the R370 million Delft 3 and 5 housing project, which is also notable for its pioneering construction methods using Alternate Building Technologies.

After painting the houses, the ministers will lead teams of volunteers in renovating a day care centre for the elderly at Masimanyane, Delft South, along with planting a vegetable garden at the site.

Painting of special needs houses at Delft 3 and 5
Date: Thursday, 18 July 2013
Location: Corner of Silversands Road and Symphony Way, Delft 3 and 5. (View directions)

Renovating Masimanyane Day Care Centre 
Location: The Masimanyane Day Care Centre for the Elderly, 43 Palm Street, Delft South. (View directions)

Media Enquiries: 

Bruce Oom
Spokesman for Minister Madikizela
Tel: 021 483 6622
Cell: 072 465 5177
Fax: 021 483 3888

Nathan Adriaanse
Cell: 083 263 1720