The City of Ekurhuleni reports that some of its mega housing projects are taking shape in line with the municipality’s commitment to deliver 100 000 housing units.
Tembisa Ext. 25
Over R140 million has been set aside to build over 3 000 housing units in Tembisa Extension 25 over the next three years. Currently, bulk engineering infrastructure is being installed at the site, including water, sewer and storm water reticulation, road networks, and electrical infrastructure.
The Tembisa Ext. 25 site covers an area of approximately 58.391 ha which will accommodate full subsidy and social housing units. According to city spokesperson Themba Gadebe, care has been taken to ensure that the residential units are not situated on the part of the area that is highly dolomitic as detected through the geotechnical studies conducted.
“The units will be built on an area that is characterised by variable sub-surface conditions. To ensure a risk-free habitation, the architecture was done taking into account the hazard classification by use of high density polyethylene pipes for water, sewer and storm water reticulation. These type of pipes are known for their flexibility, durability and resistance to cracks. Attenuation ponds will also be lined to disable water ingress,” said Gadebe.
The main beneficiaries of the new Tembisa Ext. 25 housing development will be residents of the Winnie Mandela informal settlement.
Gadebe also reports that the Leeuwpoort Mega Housing Project in the Boksburg area is proceeding smoothly with work underway on bulk, civil and electrical infrastructure upgrades as well as internal services.
“The project has progressed beyond the radiation clean-up of the contaminated soil and is awaiting the Clearance Certificate from the National Nuclear Regulator. The extension of the switching station building of Reiger Park Sub 117 and replacement of the existing 11kv board with a new 11-panel 11kv board is also complete,” said Gadebe.
Over R2 billion is budgeted for the execution of the Leeuwpoort Mega Housing Project in the next seven years. The northern development portion of the project is already underway and is set to yield 5 252 housing units consisting of full subsidy, Finance-Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) and bonded units.
Communities set to benefit from this project include the Joe Slovo, Ulana Settlement, Hlahane, Driefontein, Crossroads (Roodekoop Ext.3), Vosloorus, Katlehong, Reiger Park, Cinderella Hostel, Central Hostel and Ramaphosa.