Media Advisory - 24 March 2011

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale will launch an innovative new social housing project in Brooklyn, Cape Town on Thursday.

The Drommedaris Brooklyn Social Housing project -- located in the Koeberg Road – has been specifically designed to take advantage of the proposed Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) routes of the City of Cape Town.

The development consists of 219 social rental units which provide well located, affordable rental accommodation to the economically disadvantaged, including special needs tenants like the elderly and disabled.

The project is within close proximity to health care, social and educational facilities.

The development is a result of partnership between the National Department of Human Settlements, the Western Cape Department of Local Government and Housing, the City of Cape Town and Communicare.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 24 March 2011
Venue: Drommedaris, Brooklyn, Cape Town
Time: 09:30 am

For more information contact:

Mandulo Maphumulo
Spokesperson: Department of Human Settlement
079 699 5145

Nicolette Boois
Spokesperson: Communicare
076 861 9769

Press Release Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2011