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Destitute Jeffreys Bay families to receive homes in multi-million Rand project

Mar 9, 2020
Destitute Jeffreys Bay families to receive homes in multi-million Rand project

Jeffreys Bay - The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements says basic rights and freedom of five destitute families in Jeffreys Bay, in the Kouga Local Municipality, will be restored when they receive decent new homes from MEC, Ms Nonkqubela Pieters, on Tuesday.

"The handover forms part of the provincial government’s service delivery activities to commemorate Human Rights Month," said Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements spokesperson, Masiza Mazizi.

"The Department of Human Settlements prioritises the destitute and vulnerable groups in society by providing them with access to adequate housing.

"The 5 families have benefitted from the Department’s Pellsrus 220 Housing project which entails the provision of services and construction of 220 houses."

Mazizi said that the budget for the entire project is R35 million.

"A total of 107 houses have been completed in the project thus far and beneficiaries have already moved in," he added. 

"The beneficiaries had been living under poor conditions in shacks at Ocean View Informal Settlement and some with extended family members in Pellsrus. 

"One of the 5 beneficiaries to receive a new home on the day is 71-year-old Deborah Magadu who lives with her daughter and 4 grandchildren.

"The other is 70-year-old Martha Baartman who lives with 4 family members. Galelekile Klaas is a 70-year-old who lives with his 2 sons and all shared a one-roomed shack in Ocean View Informal Settlements."

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