After two decades of waiting, on Friday, 33 beneficiaries in Bredasdorp were handed newly-developed houses by Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertius Simmers.
According to a statement, the beneficiaries included people with disabilities, farmworkers and backyard dwellers. Many of whom have been on the waiting list for 15-29 years.
The Area F project, initiated in October 2018, has been allocated R65,2 million to deliver 569 top units. However, so far only 165 units have been completed.
The Area H project, started in March 2019, was allocated R22,9 million for 158 top structures of which only 83 have been completed.
Simmers says that the new homes will assist in the community’s fight against Covid-19 as it will assist with social distancing and hygiene practices.
He encouraged new beneficiaries to draft a will to leave the homes behind for their children, he says he hopes to return soon to unveil the balance of the units that need to be built.