Media Advisory - 05 November 2012

Team Human Settlements will on Thursday visit the 25 000 units Cornubia housing project in Durban as part of Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale’s strategy of “following the money” to monitor progress made in housing delivery.

The R25 billion development will consist of 2,5 million square metres of industrial and commercial space, 15 000 fully subsidized units, with the balance of 10 000 units shared amongst various forms of housing opportunities to cater for different income groups.

The visit by Minister Sexwale and the nine provincial MECs for human settlements to Cornubia comes on the eve of the all important MINMEC (meeting of the minister and the MECs) where issues of recovery plans pertaining to budget spending will be discussed.

The project will ensure the creation of sustainable human settlements within which a range of economic opportunities and social amenities are integrated with the provision of housing.

The project is expected to create approximately 43 000 new sustainable jobs and more than 380, 000 short term construction jobs over a period of 15 years, and more than 7 000 new and permanent jobs that will be created in the adjacent Cornubia Industrial site and Business Estate.

Details of the site visit are as follows:

Date: 08 November 2012
Venue: Cornubia
Time: 08:00 am
For more information contact Xolani Xundu: 083 788 5747, Mbulelo Baloyi: 083 320 0274, Thabo Mofokeng: 078 700 1352, Sixolile Dlomo: 083 295 7747

Press Release Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2012