By: Mpofu sthandile.
The City of Cape Town and its partner Garden Cities handed over the keys to 28 beneficiaries at the innovative R163 million Greenville Phase 4 affordable housing project in Fisantekraal, Durbanville
Acting Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Alderman James Vos, officials in the City’s Human Settlements Directorate and Garden Cities celebrated with the families during the special handover ceremony.
‘Greenville’s Phase 4 will be completed by the end of 2025 and will provide 1 050 homes for the qualifying residents and their families.
‘In the 2023/24 Financial Year, the City is allocating R60 million towards the project and we are excited to see its progress. The Greenville housing project uses alternative building technologies during the construction phase and we are always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver opportunities at our projects for the most vulnerable of the metro.
‘This housing project uses the Benex Block, which is a lightweight building block and makes the installation process simpler and faster. For this reason, Garden Cities is able to use skilled as well as unskilled labour from the community. It is a good example of how our housing projects can contribute to and ignite meaningful economic growth.
‘This is truly special and we are hoping to use this technology in other City projects where it is possible to do so. Our Human Settlements projects from Simon’s Town to Atlantis and many other areas in the metro are making good progress and we remain committed to building hope by providing opportunities to residents in the city.
‘The City thanks all staff, contractors and partners for making this handover possible and we are excited to seeing many more residents move into their homes,’ said Alderman James Vos.
Beneficiaries of City housing projects are selected in accordance with the City’s Housing Allocation Policy and Housing Needs Register to ensure housing opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner that prevents queue jumping and to those who qualify for housing as per the South African legislation. The City’s political office bearers do not have access to or influence over the Register and its qualifying beneficiaries.
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