Pretoria – The lives of over 1 500 families in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria have been made easier since they received their very own houses.
Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa handed over 1 505 title deeds to the residents at the weekend as part of the city’s growth and development strategy.
According to media reports, he said the aim of the strategy was to transform the city’s unequal and segregated landscape by building sustainable communities and providing adequate, quality services and infrastructure for all who live in Tshwane.
He said they had embarked on a major reconstruction programme by establishing a multi-disciplinary task team to head the Re Aga Tshwane campaign.
The Mayoral Committee Lekgotla, of 19 to 21 April 2013, resolved to speed up the formalisation of informal settlements in Tshwane with the aim of enhancing the quality of lives of everyone in the city. Re Aga Tshwane is a major reconstruction programme adopted to fast-track this process.
The objectives of the campaign is to issue title deeds to RDP beneficiaries, fast-track the formalisation of informal settlements, proclaim supressed townships and relocate families in informal settlements to permanent serviced stands.
It is expected that 10 777 families will benefit from relocating to permanent serviced stands across the city by the end of the year.
On 5 October, the mayor handed over 2 296 title deeds to beneficiaries of RDP houses in Hammanskraal Proper, Hammanskraal West Proper, Hammanskraal West Ext 1, Stinkwater RDP, Stinkwater Ext 1 to 3 and Stinkwater Ext 4 to 8. – SAnews.gov.za