Department of Housing makes dreams come true for Limpopo orphans
23 July 2008
The Department of Housing together with its partners and sponsors from the private sector have heeded the call to assist three destitute teenagers from Giyani, in Limpopo province.
In conjunction with the Limpopo Department of Housing and Local Government and the Greater Giyani Municipality, the department has made the dreams of the teenagers come true by providing a decent house after living in a mud house since they became orphans eight years ago.
Government officials, journalists and celebrities will gather at the house of the beneficiaries at Homu village in Giyani to put final touches to the house which has been built for the orphans. On Sunday, 3 August an official hand-over ceremony will be held at a nearby sports ground.
Limpopo Housing and Local Government MEC Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will be the guest speaker at the event.
The television programme BNG will also be filmed from the venue and the episode will be shown on SABC TV and e.tv at a later stage.
The departments galvanised support from sponsors who have responding positively by donating the house, building material, ceiling, fence and furniture.
The initiative is part of the nationwide "Media Build" project where members of the media fraternity together with officials of the national and provincial Department of Housing build a house for selected beneficiaries.
"The project is one of the many activities undertaken by the department to highlight issues of housing delivery in this country. We are happy that our partners in the private sector have responded by giving a range of items that we required to fulfil the objectives of helping these kids," said Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Head of Media Services at the national Department of Housing.
Mabaya said it was important that government communicated the successes it has made as well as the challenges it is facing in regard to housing delivery.
For more information contact:
Tel: 012 421 1367
Fax: 012 341 1423
Cell: 082 886 6721
Issued by: Department of Housing, Limpopo Provincial Government
23 July 2008