Last year, the city delivered 3591 new houses against a then demand of 400000 units, said the DA and IFP.
During her State of the City address last week, mayor Zandile Gumede highlighted challenges, among them housing delivery.
“Housing projects were started, but were not completed. Certain houses were sub-standard and in a poor state of repair. Individuals sold or rented out RDP houses, while some houses were destroyed in natural disasters and were still not yet repaired,” she said.
“For over 20 years, the city has delivered houses, but we acknowledge that the finalisation of permanent tenure has drastically lagged behind due to many reasons within and outside our control.”