Premier Zille and Minister Madikizela to Hand over Houses in Nuwe Begin | Western Cape Government


Premier Zille and Minister Madikizela to Hand over Houses in Nuwe Begin

24 May 2012

The Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, and Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will perform a ceremonial handover in the Nuwe Begin Housing Project in Blue Downs, Cape Town, on Monday, 28 May 2012, including to three families which have disabled beneficiaries.

The project will deliver a total of 1 200 fully subsidised Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses, with Phase 1 delivering 238 units between 1 June 2012 and 15 June 2012, and the remainder to be delivered by the end of April 2013, with a project cost of R218 million. The units include both single- and double-storey units, and are part of a high-density development.

Of the 1 200 available BNG houses, a total of 900 houses have been reserved for the Khayelitsha beneficiaries and 300 for the Greater Blue Downs and Mfuleni beneficiaries.

This housing project is a Provincial Government Western Cape: Department of Human Settlements project to create integrated and sustainable human settlements. Beneficiaries will be drawn from the Bongani and Nkubela areas of Khayelitsha, and Ward 17 and Ward 108 in the Greater Blue Downs and Mfuleni areas. Beneficiaries consist of a large number of flood victims as well as backyard dwellers from these residential areas. The three families which include disabled beneficiaries will be accommodated in specially modified houses.

The houses include full underground electricity supply and internal house reticulation, water management devices (WMD) restricting water demand and vibracrete fencing to combat wind erosion and create defined living spaces. The houses were built with 90% local labour and sub-contractors.

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Bruce Oom
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