Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says provincial government is committed to providing long-term, affordable housing in the province.
Zille says provincial government has identified several well-located properties, which are in the affordable housing pipeline.
She explains that the old Woodstock Hospital site will be transferred to the City of Cape Town to be used for social rental housing stock.
The total value of potential affordable housing projects in the pipeline now stands at over 40 000 units worth R3.2 billion
Zille says the transfer of land across different spheres of government, for the purposes of social infrastructure, should adopt a standard practice.
We have a pipeline of around 40 000 affordable housing opportunities in the province as a whole.— Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier
The bottom line is that we have to maintain a sustainable housing programme.— Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier
People cannot expect that the State can provide everybody who needs a house a free house in perpetuity.— Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier
She speaks about the challenges and opportunities related to subsidised housing in the Western Cape.
Take a listen to Helen Zille in discussion with CapeTalk's John Maytham:
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