15 August 2013
Western Cape Human
Settlements Department today hosted the Affordable Housing Strategic
This was to address
some of the challenges that the affordable housing sector is facing, which will
enable it to develop a strategic approach as how best to deliver affordable
housing to the gap market.
MEC of Human
Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela said more needs to be done to ensure people
contribute more and depend less on welfare.
Spokesperson Bruce Oom said there needs to be a shift from providing free
housing to providing affordable housing.
Oom added that when
creating free housing we end up creating a poverty trap where people do not
contribute towards services or the municipality that they are in, and over time
these poverty traps get bigger and bigger.
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