President Zuma to launch the biggest Social Housing Project

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 01 April 2017, launch the country’s biggest social housing project in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province.

The Westgate Social Housing project expected to provide decent and affordable accommodation to more than three thousand people is a direct positive response to the housing needs of those who neither qualify for the fully subsidized housing programme nor qualify for the bonded houses affectionately known as “gap market”.

The project, which was developed under the Social Housing Policy for households with monthly incomes between R1500 to R7500, is a great achievement for government through the Department of Human Settlements.

Government has delivered close to 4,5 million houses and opportunities since the dawn of democracy.

The event will unfold as follows:

Part A

Date: Saturday, 01 April 2017

Time: 08:30 Venue: Westgate Grange Social Housing site, 240 White Road, Pietermaritzburg

Activities: Technical briefing, unveiling of a plaque, engagement with beneficiaries and door stop media engagement

Part B

Date: Saturday, 01 April 2017

Time: 11:30

Venue: Imbali Stage 1 Sports Field, opposite Sukuma Secondary School, Imbali Township

Activity: Community engagement

Members of media intending to cover the event should please send their full details to OR Ndivhuwo Mabaya on 083 645 7838 OR Tuso Zibula on 072 127 1565

NOTE: Deadline for media accreditation is Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9737 or


Issued by: The Presidency


Press Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017