Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and MEC Madikizela to hand over houses in Nuwe Begin, Blue Downs, Cape Town
25 May 2012
The Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, and Western Cape MEC 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 3 families which have disabled beneficiaries.
The project will deliver a total of 1200 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 story units, and are part of a high density development.
Of the 1200 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 back yard dwellers from these residential areas. The 3 families which include disabled beneficiaries will be accommodated in specially modified houses.
The houses include full undergound 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.
Date: Monday, 28 May 2012
Place: Nuwe Begin Housing Project, Blue Downs, Cape Town
Take the N2 from Settlers Way towards Somerset West. Take exit 29/TYGERBERG to the left onto M32 towards Spine Road Extension. Turn left onto M32 towards Spine Road Extension/Blue Downs. Enter roundabout Traffic Circle. Take the 2nd left onto Wimbledon Road. Turn left onto Faure-Klipfontein Road. Nuwe Begin will be ahead.
For media inquiries
Spokesman for MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela,
Cell: 072 4655 177
Tel: 021 483 6622
Fax: 021 483 3888
Issued by: Western Cape Human Settlements
25 May 2012
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