Media Release - 11 August 2011

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu and Human Settlements Deputy Minister Zoe Kota Fredericks will on Friday, 11 August 2011 together with representatives from Afrisam hand over twenty four houses to destitute families in Ladysmith, Kwazulu Natal.

The project, proposed by the Department of Mineral Resources forms part of Afrisam’s Social and Labour Plan (SLP) commitments which is an agreement undertaken by companies when they receive a mining right.

As a means to alleviate the province’s housing backlog, the company established the Shayamoya housing project and built twenty-four 3 bedroom houses with the help of the Uthukela District and Ladysmith local Municipalities who provided roads infrastructure, domestic water supply, storm-water drainage systems and technical services.

Beneficiaries will also receive groceries to the value of R1000 each, upon receiving their new homes.

The company followed its own criteria and selected beneficiaries in Steadville, Ladysmith who are categorised as child headed families, orphans, elderly, physical and mentally abused and children infected with HIV and AIDS.

Members of the media are invited to the event to be held as follows:

1.  Shayamoya    Housing Project

Date: 12 August 2011
Venue: Tsakane Community Hall, Ladysmith
Time: 09H00 – 12H00


Mandulo Maphumulo
079 699 5145

For confirmations:

Bongani Mlangeni
082 885 3378 
Solomon Phetla

Cell: 076 765 3863


Press Release Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2011