The City of Ekurhuleni has introduced re-blocking of shacks to improve the living conditions of residents in informal settlements.
Re-blocking involves realigning the houses into manageable clusters with open spaces, which then allow for installation of services.
The plan is geared towards improving efficiency in delivering basic services to the 119 informal settlements in the area.
702's John Robbie spoke to Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mondli Gungubele, regarding how the new spatial arrangement will work.
Listen to the interview below:
This process, which started on Monday, is a result of a long consultation with the Winnie Mandela community— Mondli Gungubele, City
They need health services, they need safety... the manner in which informal settlements are organised makes that difficult.— Mondli Gungubele, City of Ekurhuleni