Statement by Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela on the cancelled handover of houses in Mama’s Project, Pelican Park, Cape Town, 23 Nov 2011
23 Nov 2011
“The planned handover of 59 houses in Phase 1 of Mama’s Project, Pelican Park, Cape Town has been postponed until further notice. The postponement is the result of a court interdict bought against the department by a group of project beneficiaries, contesting the allocation of the first 59 houses.
It must be noted that the beneficiaries who may have been expecting to benefit from Phase 1, and who will no longer be a part of Phase one, will still be accommodated in Phase 2 of the project. Phase two is expected to be completed in December 2012.
The handover has been delayed in order to respect the judicial process. However, it must be clear that I, and the department, are committed to the fair allocation of the first 59 houses, and to ensuring that houses are delivered as fast as possible to the people who need them. The department has the authority to allocate housing opportunities according to criteria it deems suitable.
The allocation criteria are fair and objective, and result in beneficiaries who have been part of the project the longest, and are also the most senior in age, being given priority.”
Spokesman for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela,
Human Settlements, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
Tel: 021 483 6622
Fax: 021 483 3888
Cell: 072 4655 177
Issued by: Western Cape Human Settlements
23 Nov 2011
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