Gauteng to allocate land to residents for housing

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Paul Mashatile, says the department is planning to spread housing projects across the province to ensure that residents do not wait longer for houses.

Mashatile says people may also be moved to other areas where houses have been developed.

He also says government will also start providing land to those who can afford to build their own houses.

We will also in the near future start allocating people as we build houses, so that people know that in that particular stand where government is building, that's where I'm allocated.

Paul Mashatile, Gauteng Human Settlements MEC

Also because of pressure of housing in Gauteng, we will also be allowing people who are able to build their own houses. We allocate them, put water, electricity and other services, and allow them to build.

Paul Mashatile, Gauteng Human Settlements MEC

Ennerdale, Eldorado Park and now Kliptown have been affected by violent protests with residents citing lack of housing.

Mashatile says his department is working with the City of Johannesburg to address the matter.

Listen to the full interview with Paul Mashatile below...


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