Minister Madikizela to hand over house to the Maswati Family in Khayelitsha, Cape Town for Youth Day
15 Jun 2012
The Western Cape Government Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela will hand over the new house to the Maswati family on the morning of Youth Day, 16 June 2012.
The house is part of the Umzimhlope 2 People’s Housing Project (PHP), of which 440 units have been completed in Phase 1. Phase 2 will deliver another 300 units. The Maswati family has been included in the Mzimhlope PHP project in Site C, Khayelitsha, and received a subsidy for the house to be built. The house took around 4 weeks to build. The extended family will stay with friends and relatives until the house is ready.
Construction of the new house began on 2 May 2012. Recently some members of the Maswati family moved to one of the houses in the Nelson Mandela Legacy Project in Blue Downs, with one of the family members being a 12 year old boy with lung cancer. The move was celebrated by Ministers Madikizela and Western Cape Government Social Development Fritz, and featured on SABC Morning Live.
However, up 22 other members of the extended family still lived in the shack, and were unable to be accommodated in the Legacy Project house. After visiting the family shack, Minister Madikizela pledged to help the rest of the family get a proper house.
Minister Madikizela Minister Albert Fritz both assisted in the demolition of the original shack on 27 April 2012, and committed to returning when the new house is ready.
Date: 16 June 2012
Place: Xola Rd, Site C; Khayalitsha, Cape Town.
Travel along Settlers Way/N2 towards Somerset West. Take the Mew Way turnoff, then turn right to cross over the N2. Drive around 500 metres, then turn right onto the M9 (Lansdowne Road). After another 500m, turn right onto Solomon Tshuku Avenue. Drive around 850m, taking the 3rd right onto Nolubabalo Street. Take the 3rd left (200m) onto Xola Street. You will see the activity ahead on your right. A map is attached.
Minister Madikizela will meet at the nearby Caltex Garage in Solomon Tshuku Avenue at 9h30, then walk to the house.
Spokesman for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela,
Tel: 021 483 6622
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Issued by: Western Cape Human Settlements
15 Jun 2012
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