R100m for 1000 houses: South Africa: Politics: News24

R100m for 1000 houses: South Africa: Politics: News24

Johannesburg - About R100m is to be spent on repairing over a thousand defective RDP houses, the Eastern Cape housing department said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha said work had resumed on fixing the defective houses in the Alfred Nzo and OR Tambo district municipalities, which were built after 1994.

Construction was stopped in 2000 because of poor workmanship and non-availability of services.

"The rectification of these housing projects costs over a hundred million rand," Sicwetsha said.

He said the money came from the R552m remaining in the department's budget for flagship projects, existing projects and new projects.

New contractor

The remaining money was also to be spent on land acquisition, emergency housing and rectification.

"A new contractor is already working on site fixing the defective houses and rebuilding completely damaged structures in Mount Alyiff, Mount Frere and Flagstaff," Sicwetsha said.

Houses damaged by storms would also be repaired and residents would be moved to a temporary shelter in cases where there was a need.

About 700 houses in Mount Alyiff, 503 in Flagstaff and 303 in Mount Frere were being rectified.

Sicwetsha said some of the houses were demolished and had to be rebuilt.

Repair work in Chris Hani, Buffalo, Cacadu and other areas in the province began last year.

- SAPA

And moladi is based in the Eastern Cape. If the DoH used us this would never have hapened!!!

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