Western Cape human settlements welcomes Dunoon and Kosovo de-densification plans
We welcome the announcement today by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents. Furthermore, we welcome her confirmation that water tanks will be provided to address the shortage of water where required.
This will undoubtedly assist in combatting the spread of COVID-19, as it ensures social distancing, which is our collective challenge during this unprecedented period. We have to ensure we #StopTheSpread.
As the Provincial Department of Human Settlements, we’re looking forward to receiving the specific details of these de-densification plans, as it has to work towards combatting the spread of COVID-19, while also improving the lives of our law abiding and qualifying people. They are our main priority.
The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements have worked with the National Department of Water and Sanitation, the Housing Development Agency and City of Cape Town to collate data and information, to inform the de-densification plan.
Through transparent communication and intergovernmental cooperation, which includes the relevant entities and stakeholders, we can ensure that we work towards the benefit of our residents, particularly since the accommodation is only temporary.
As the Western Cape Government, we remain committed to accelerating human settlement delivery, while promoting social inclusion through the development of integrated, resilient, safe and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society.