Government to build over 4,000 houses valued at R1 billion in the Northern Cape.
Over the next 12 to 18 months, the government plans to build over 4,000 houses in municipalities throughout the Northern Cape as part of an R1 billion project.
President Ramaphosa called the mega-housing project the largest in the Northern Cape’s history when he spoke at its launch in Kimberley.
He also said that the government plans to use the project to “eradicate informal settlements and unsuitable housing structures.”
President @CyrilRamaphosa at a sod-turning ceremony. The site was secured by @The_DHS to produce 4 168 houses, with 2 500 slated for delivery within the next year#HousingTheNation #LeaveNoOneBehind https://t.co/nKho3k2X4E pic.twitter.com/bV6lo5Fi8d
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) January 18, 2024
“This project is going to create work and business opportunities in the Northern Cape across its lifespan. These opportunities will be in the construction itself, in the sourcing and production of building materials, in the laying down of bulk infrastructure, in the supply of professional services, and in other economic activities associated with the project.
“We will be prioritizing women and youth-owned businesses. We are determined that it will be Northern Cape residents and Northern Cape businesses that will benefit from the opportunities that will be created,”
President Cyril Ramaphosa