CoCT: Free housing for everyone should be a thing of the past

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela says he agrees with parts of the speech delivered by the director of the institute for Socio-Economic Rights, Stuart Wilson.

In his speech, Wilson said: “The City’s current delivery rate for housing is 6 000 a year. There are currently just over 350 000 people on the housing list. This means that you will have to wait about 60 years for a house if no one else joins the list...."

According to Madikizela, it might even take longer that 60 years given the rate of population growth due to immigration.

The key questions is who should the state provide houses for? Should we be providing housing for all those 350 000 people on the waiting list?

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC

As the City we are looking for various ways in terms of assisting the people with house provisions.

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC

The point we are making is that the expectations that we have raised to say that everyone who needs a house can get it for free must be a thing of the past becasue the state cannot sustain that.

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC

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