Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ANC supports new housing initiative

By Khanyisa Tabata
27 September 2011

The ANC has given its full support to the Each-One-Settle-One campaign by the Ministry and Department of Human Settlements.

Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu says the campaign is aimed at encouraging South Africans, irrespective of class and social standing, to help the Department deal with the huge housing backlog and its adverse socio-economic impact.

Mthembu says to achieve social cohesion, people of different races and classes need to stay together in settlements that are closer to their places of work, closer to the places where they pray, play, and learn.

He added that sustainable human settlements were at the core of building a truly non-racial, democratic, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.


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