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Sod turned for new Cape housing project

Published Mar 31, 2015

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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town on Tuesday marked the start of a new building project near Delft that would see the eventual construction of 2 407 subsidised homes.

“I cannot be happier that we are embarking on the construction phases of this massive development. It is a true testament of our commitment to improving the living conditions of our more vulnerable residents and of empowering them to access and to own an asset,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Benedicta van Minnen.

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The Rosendaal project, located near Roosendal High School, kicked off the first phase of the Delft integrated housing project. The first phase would see the construction of 288 subsidised homes – in accordance with National Government’s subsidy criteria – and would lead to “the eventual construction of 2 407 subsidised housing units in total”.

“The first 288 beneficiaries have been approved and are about to be contacted so that we can start with their title deed applications,” said Van Minnen.

The first phase would see construction of two-bedroom, freestanding, and semi-detached single and double-storey units.

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The Delft integrated housing project was split into four phases:

– Roosendaal

– The Hague (Phase 1)

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– Eindhoven

– The Hague (Phase 2)

Construction of the last phase was expected to commence in the 2017 / 2018 financial year.

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