08 September 2020
AS part of the eThekwini Municipality’s bold commitment of delivering sustainable human settlement to its citizens, today, 08 September, Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda unveiled an R 1 Billion housing development that will change the face of Lamontville Township. As part of the unveiling, he handed over eight recently completed units to deserving beneficiaries.
The 400-unit Lamontville Informal Settlements Upgrade and Housing Development Project is an urgent Ministerial Special Project with the primary objective of eradicating slums in the area and is expected to be completed by August 2021.
Speaking at the unveiling of the project this morning, Mayor Kaunda said that the newly constructed housing units are based on the new higher-density housing typology and comply with the new human settlement norms and standards.
“The Municipality has made great strides in providing decent housing to our communities. Once completed, the project will benefit over a thousand deserving beneficiaries who will be provided with title deeds. For the sake of preventing vandalism and hijacking of units, we took a concise decision to hand over the completed units to the rightful owners and this will be our new approach going forward,” said Kaunda.
Over the last four years, the Municipality has successfully constructed over 12 000 housing units. It has also initiated five catalytic human settlement projects that will see the Municipality provide between 170 000 – 270 000 housing opportunities with access to social amenities, job opportunities, and public transport.
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communication Mandla Nsele.
For more information contact eThekwini Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220 or Mayoral Spokesman Mluleki Mntungwa on 060 974 1140.