Minister Madikizela Launches Airport Precinct Housing Development in Gugulethu
Work is currently underway for the construction of 9 000 housing opportunities that will benefit residents living in Gugulethu’s, the informal settlements of New Rest, Gxagxa, Kanana, Barcelona, Lusaka, Europe, Thambo Square, Vukuzenzele and Gugulethu backyarders.
This project comprises the redevelopment of a number of historic informal settlements, as well as other infill development sites in close proximity to the Cape Town International Airport.
Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zoe Kota-Mpeko joined Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela to unveil the ground-breaking Airport Precinct housing development in Gugulethu this morning.
Upon completion, the Airport Precinct housing project will deliver 9 000 housing opportunities comprising of duplex and multi-storey walk-ups to the greater Gugulethu area and it's surrounding. Provision will be made for public open spaces, community facilities and market and play areas.
This development forms part of the Southern Corridor Integrated Human Settlement Programme that will deliver approximately 50 000 housing opportunities to residents within the City of Cape Town.
During the unveiling, Minister Madikizela said relocations and clearing of the various sites to make way for the development had already commenced. This is an important occasion as it shows how serious we are as Government (both National and Provincial) about developing this area.
Deputy Minister Zoe Kota-Mpeko said: “As the national Department of Human Settlements we are satisfied that a contractor has been appointed. I’m very satisfied that things are being done in this area.”
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Mrs Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela
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Cell: 082 953 0026
Mr Nathan Adriaanse
Director: Communication and Stakeholder Relations
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