The Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, and Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete accompanied by Gauteng MEC of Human Settlements and Infrastructure Development, and the City of Johannesburg MMC for Housing Cllr Anthea Leitch, will tomorrow the 26th of May 2023 launch the Lufhereng Social Housing Project in Soweto, Gauteng Province.

The social housing programme is aimed at integrating mixed-income groups to curb the housing backlog; bring people including backyard and informal settlement dwellers closer to economic opportunities and disrupt the pre-1994/apartheid spatial configuration amongst others. The Lufhereng Social Housing Project consists of 407 units of rental stock targeting beneficiaries from Soweto Region D and surrounding areas.

In her recent 2023/2024 Budget Vote Speech, Minister Kubayi emphasized that social housing remains an important housing programme in terms of meeting the housing needs of the gap market, crowding in private sector investments, and building cohesive and integrated communities.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 26 May 2023

Time: 10:30

Venue: Erf 2136 Lufhereng Ext 1, Motswiri Street

RSVP, Contact Matome Dikgale on 072 528 3543 or OR Sthembiso Mkhize on 079 494 8094 OR Nthabiseng Mphela on 072 584 4562 or

Media Enquiries

Nozipho Zulu, Head of Communication on 072 528 3543 I OR MECs Spokesperson, Castro Ngobese on 060 997 7790.

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements

Govan Mbeki House

240 Justice Mahomed Street, Pretoria, 0001

Press Release Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023