Media Advisory - 27 July 2011

Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zoe Kota-Fredericks accompanied by the Free State MEC for Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mamiki Qabathe will launch the 2011 Women’s build initiative in Brandfort, Free State under the Theme: “Together let’s do more”.

More than hundred volunteers will build hundred houses during the Women’s month (August) 2011 and fifty –five (houses) will be handed over to beneficiaries on the 18 August 2011 to commemorate the 1956 Women’s march to the Union Buildings against pass laws. ,

Women’s build is a Letsema project coordinated annually during women’s month. It is a partnership project between the Department of Human Settlements, private sector and the community to raise consciousness about the construction sector and the women’s role in it.  It also promotes volunteerism and women’s access to human settlements economic opportunities.

The build will also fast track human settlements delivery in Brandfort, create support structure and build the capacity of the unemployed youth and women in the area.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 01 August 2011
Time: 9H00
Venue: Phahameng, Brandfort, Free State

For enquiries contact:

Mandulo Maphumulo
079 699 5145

Issued by the National Department of Human Settlements on 27 July 2011

Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011