Media Advisory - 20 October 2014
The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu will on Monday, 20 October 2014 handover three show houses as part of the department’s programme to build almost 6000 houses by 2017 for all qualifying military veterans.
One of the recipients of these houses will be Rebecca Kotane wife of the late struggle icon Moses Kotane who like her husband played a very great role in the liberation of South Africa by amongst others looking and protecting many young leaders then who are now in leadership positions in government.
Kotane who is now 102 years old will receive a house as part of the department’s Media Build programme where together with various sponsors three houses for military veterans were build.
Two weeks ago Sisulu launched the programme to house these veterans at a total cost of R1billion in all nine provinces.
The three houses are as a result of a partnership between the department, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements Department and the following private sector companies:
- CalgroM3 through the donation of the stands the houses are build
- First National Bank R200 000 for furnishing of the houses
- KansaiPlascon who donated paint for the houses and lastly
- Sunflower Energy who donated solar energy geysers.
“It is our intention to clear the backlog of all Military Veterans who seek houses and shelter in less than three years, we will be launching projects in all nine provinces, we want to build them decent houses to restore their dignity and to honour their contribution to our freedom, this is a national priority” said Minister Sisulu.
The handover ceremony will take place as follows:
Date: 20 October
Venue: Fleurhof; Johannesburg
Issued by Ministry of Human Settlements
For confirmation, Mr Bongani Mlangeni on 082 885 3378 or
Enquiries: Ndivhuwo Mabaya on 083 645 7838