Manenberg’s infill housing project set to start soon

Mbasa Gqokoma
06 May 2016

In a recent statement, the City of Cape Town’s Manenberg infill housing project, is set to start during May 2016, at a cost of approximately R123 million.

For years, an all-female project steering committee has been playing a difficult role behind the scenes to ensure that this project, in one of the most unstable areas in the metro, can become a reality.

City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Benedicta Van Minnen says…

This area is incredibly volatile largely as a result of the high level of gangsterism and drug related crimes.”

She says “We are fully aware that we would face some hardships. Additional measures have been put in place in an effort to secure the project.”

Construction of the 587 subsidised units is expected to commence soon and it is foreseen to take approximately three years to completion.

The progress of the project will, however, depend strongly on the support from the community and the innovative and determined approaches deployed in seeing the project through.

In addition we are engaging with local leaders in the area, in an attempt to mobilise the community to rally behind the project” Van Minnen said.