The City of Cape Town is nearing its first milestone of its R50.7 million Gugulethu/Nyanga project.
The City hopes to complete the construction of 1 005 serviced sites for the housing project soon, which will make way for the construction of subsidised housing units.
The Gugulethu/Nyanga housing project comprised the development of two large vacant sites along Govan Mbeki (Lansdowne) Road, mayoral committee member for human settlements Benedicta van Minnen said.
The installation of civil engineering services was expected to be completed by mid-May.
Erf 8448 in Gugulethu would yield 571 housing opportunities, while erf 2849 Mau Mau in Nyanga would yield 434 units.
“This has been a challenging project with many delays that were caused by intense community dynamics. It is therefore quite a feat that we are nearing this milestone. I thank all of our partners and stakeholders, as well as the community, for working with us so that we could make progress possible.
“The Gugulethu/ Nyanga housing project is now at a point where consultation on the beneficiary identification process has started, which will pave the way for the top-structure tender process to commence,” Van Minnen said.
Construction is set to begin in February 2017 and would take about three years to complete.