MINISTER KUBAYI LEADS COORDINATED GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO RESOLVE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS BLOCKAGES IN FREE STATE
Team Human Settlements, led by Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will conduct a two-day oversight visit to the Mangaung Metropolitan and Matjhabeng Municipality in the Free State to resolve service delivery blockages.
Together with Free State Premier Mxolisi Dukwana and MEC for Human Settlements Ketso Makume, they will conduct oversight of blocked housing projects and find solutions. The programme includes the handing over of title deeds, community Imbizo, services fair as and a stakeholder engagement with women in the construction sector, as part of Women’s Month Campaign launch.
The Department has prioritised the completion of blocked projects, which are expected to deliver close to 10 000 units in the province, the eradication of rural mud houses and asbestos roofs, provision of basic services and infrastructure in informal settlements and homes for military veterans, amongst others.
The District Mayor of Lejweleputswa Municipality, Cllr Veronica Ntakumbana, the Acting Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Cllr Gregory Nthatisi and Cllr Thanduxolo Khalipa, the Executive Mayor for Matjhabeng Local Municipality will also be part of the programme.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
DAY 1 - 01 August 2023
SESSION 1: TECHNICAL BRIEFING (CLOSED SESSION)
Venue: Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality Council Chambers
SESSION 2: TITLE DEEDS HANDOVER, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SERVICE FAIR
Venue: Simson Sefuthi Hall, Botshabelo - Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality
Day 2 – 03 August 2023
SESSION 1: STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT WITH WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
Venue: Ferdi Meyer Hall, Welkom, Matjhabeng Municipality - Lejweleputswa District
SESSION 2: NEW CITY PROJECT OVERSIGHT
Venue: New City, Alma Road R70 (Ward 27), Matjhabeng Municipality
SESSION 3: HANI PARK PROJECT OVERSIGHT
Venue: Hani Park, Near Braunville (Ward 23&24)
SESSION 4: BLOCKED PROJECT OVERSIGHT
Venue: Ward 16, Welkom - Matjhabeng Municipality
SESSION 5: G-HOSTEL PROJECT OVERSIGHT
Venue: G-Hostel Project Ward 31, Welkom - Matjhabeng Municipality
SESSION 6: Human Settlements Imbizo and Title Deeds Handover
Venue: Thabong Community Centre, Constantia Ward 31 - Matjhabeng Municipality
NOTE: Media will be provided with transport and opportunities for interviews on-site.
RSVP to Isaac Skhosana on 076 875 5681 or Bontle Molatedi on 064 391 3818
For Media Enquiries, contact: Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to Minister Kubayi on 064 754 8426 or Athenkosi Mabona, Spokesperson for MEC Makume 082 443 9749
Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001