Housing hand over takes place in Nyanga
By Henry Booysen
24 November 2007
This morning MEC for Local Government and Housing in the Western Cape Richard Dyanti accompanied by city councillor Dan Plato publicly launched the Ilinge Labahlala Housing Co-operative Limited.
The project which is the first of its kind in the Province is a community driven housing Co-operative program.
The department together with the City of Cape has converted what is so called ‘migrant labour hostels’ into units where families can live.
274 housing subsidies have already been approved for Ilinge Labahlali by the Department of Local Government and Housing.
“There have already been 70 units built while a further 50 units is in the process of being built,” says Local Government and Housing spokesperson Vusi Tshoshe.
The City of Cape Town has approved a 30 year leasehold arrangement with Ilinge Labahlali for the respective development.