The City of Ekurhuleni is going ahead with it’s plans to accelarate housing delivery. Yesterday, the 23rd of February 2020, the City handed over the project to contractors for construction to commence. The City has committed to building over 100 000 housing units starting with Thembisa.

The housing units will form part of the Thembisa Ext 25 Mega Project. The development will be behind Tembisa Hospital and will have 3 159 RDP units and 351 social units. The Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, said 500 units will be completed by May 2020. Next week will be sod turning of the project. The project is expected to address housing problems for the Winnie Mandela Informal Settlement community.

The Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Humam Settlements, Lesiba Mpya, said delays in the project will not be tolerated.
“We have no time for project stoppages, it must be seamless. Everyone must own the project, the contractors we are using have capacity to see the project to completion.” said Mpya.

The MMC introduced the councilors of Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 102 and Ward 89 to stakeholders. Councillors promised to be involved in oversight of the project and address any community concerns that may arise as project is implemented.

The township is undergoing a major facelift. Nearby the Thembisa Ext 25 Mega Project, construction for Mall of Tembisa is underway. The R850-million Mall’s construction started in April last year and is expected to be completed on the last quarter of 2020.

Related article: ITS THEMBISA NOT TEMBISA https://kaenews.co.za/blog/its-thembisa-and-not-tembisa/community/

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