It is day 2 of the political debates
in the Bush Radio Studios. Today’s debate topic was the current state of
housing in Cape Town.
This is what some of the political party representatives
had to say:
DA’s Benedicta van Minnen “I’m
not going, this afternoon, to give a whole list of promises about what we would
do if we gain power in the City of Cape Town.
The DA has been running the administration
in Cape Town and we’re running on our record.
It’s important to note that since
2001 58 000 houses have been built by the municipality in the City of Cape
In this administration since
2011, 34 000 thousand houses have been built by ourselves. So more than half of
the housing built in the metros since its inception has been in this term.
We certainly see this going
forward in the next term as we’ve recognized the barriers that we have and we
work extremely hard to tear those away.
EFF’s Bernard Joseph “EFF
believes that this informal settlement across the metro and across the province
needs to be eradicated.
That’s the one area. We also
need to ensure that we have adequate sanitation in terms of service delivery
and proper water to house and we do not have to build these houses when the
toilet is in the kitchen.
How do you prepare food for your family if the toilet
is in the kitchen.
ANC’s Yonela Diko “In 2007 as were
in government and the province that if we do not address the issue of housing
by 2023, we will have a housing back log of over 460 000 houses.
Now we are at 2016. We had a
plan back then if we spend R1 billion into building houses for our people we
would’ve addressed the issue a few years after 2023.
In 2009 of course the DA took
over government we are in 2016 and the housing back log 400 000.”
Labels: As we enter the second day of debates things get heated.