Media Advisory - 07 October 2010

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale will launch a new affordable housing project for mineworkers in Rustenburg on 7 October 2010.

More than 1 500 homes have been built for workers at Impala Platinum Mine in a joint venture between the company and government’s National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC). The houses, all 2 or 3-bedroom units, cost between R 225 000 and R 265 000. In line with Minister Sexwale’s vision of integrated human settlements – as opposed to mere housing projects – the mine owners are also building social amenities such as a school, places of worship and a clinic.

Minister Sexwale will be accompanied by North West Premier Ms Maureen Modiselle, Human Settlements MEC Ms Desbo Sefanyetso, Bojanala District Municipality Executive Mayor Raymond Motsepe and Rustenburg Executive Mayor Jeanette Dibetso-Nyathi.

Members of the media are requested to convene at the Sunrise Park Community hall for a technical media briefing. Journalists will also be able to interact with Minister Sexwale and other dignitaries during a walkabout of the project from 10h00.

Details of the technical briefing are as follows:
Date: 07 October 2010
Venue: Sunrise Park Community Hall, Rustenburg
Time: 09:00 am

The official launch will start at 10:00 am at the Sunrise Affordable housing project site.

For media enquiries contact Mandulo Maphumulo on 079 699 5145

Issued by Department of Human Settlements on 06/10/10

Press Release Date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2010