Tshwane enters PPP with Nissan

Housing project for Ga-Rankuwa

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The City of Tshwane in partnership with Nissan South Africa has launched a flagship housing project at Ga-Rankuwa Zone which will improve the lives of 200 families in the area.

To fast-track the process of restoring dignity to the beneficiaries, the City of Tshwane has donated 200 stands to Nissan. The City has also exempted Nissan from building control registration fees to allow them to build houses through their Blue Citizenship global housing initiative. The first phase of the project will see 50 houses being built by the end of this year.

It is the City's goal to partner with strategic partners and corporates to improve service delivery and provide decent housing and dignity to its citizens, especially the indigents, through property ownership. The City will also provide roads, walk-ups and all rudimentary services in the area.

Speaking at the launch, acting Executive Mayor, Councillor Terence Mashego, thanked Nissan SA for their continued support in enhancing the quality of lives of ordinary citizens. He also called on businesses to invest in the area, vowing that the City will provide the necessary infrastructure support.

The Member of the Mayoral Committee for Housing and Human Settlement, Councillor Joshua Ngonyama, said that the total eradication of informal settlements remains an important goal of the City. As we rebuild a capital, the City will be partnering with the private sector with a clear intention to:

  • fast-track the formalisation of informal settlements;
  • proclaim un-proclaimed townships;
  • issue title deeds to RDP beneficiaries; and
  • relocate families that have settled along servitude reserves to permanent serviced stands.

The City of Tshwane has completed the servicing of 1 200 stands in the 2011/12 financial year, and an additional 1 072 stands in the 2012/13 financial year in Ga-Rankuwa Zone 10. A whopping R60 million has been spent on the servicing of stands, including the installation of bulk water and sewer infrastructure. Sites have already been pinpointed for schools, community facilities and parks. A further R36 million has been budgeted for the 2013/14 financial year for the provision of access roads and storm water infrastructure.

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