MINISTER KUBAYI LEADS MECS TO KZN IN EFFORTS TO ENHANCE SECTOR EMERGENCY HOUSING RESPONSE DURING DISASTERS

The Minister of Human Settlements Mmamoloko Kubayi, together with Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete and Members of the Executive from all provinces, will on Thursday (09 March 2023) conduct inspections on various sites being used to accommodate flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal in efforts to learn better ways to promptly respond to disasters.


The site visits to O’Flaherty Transitional Emergency Accommodation and Klaarwater Temporary Residential Units in eThekwini will happen ahead of the scheduled meeting of the Minister and Members of the Executive Committee (MINMEC), which rotates across provinces and will further provide a platform for observing best practice in the provision of emergency shelter.


The Ministerial delegation will also visit Kanku Road Housing Project, which is expected to yield 360 units. Already 147 units have been fully completed. This project will benefit households currently residing at a temporary residential area in Isipingo.


The project site visits will culminate in the MINMEC to deliberate progress on disaster management in various provinces, the performance of the sector in the delivery of housing units and the review of budget allocations for provinces in the current financial year.

Details are as follows:
Date: 09 March 2023
SITE VISITS
Site one:
Venue: O’Flaherty Transitional Emergency Accommodation, Reservoir Hills
Time: 08h00

Site two:
Venue: Klaarwater TRUs, Auckland area, Ward 14
Time: 09h00

Site three
Venue: Kanku Road Housing Project, Isipingo, Ward 90
Time: 10h00

NOTE: Media engagement to take place at Kanku Road after the briefing, walkabout, and inspection of units.
RSVP: Isaac Skhosana at Isaac.skhosana@dhs.gov.za
For Media Enquiries, contact Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to Minister Kubayi on 0647548426 or hlengiwe.nhlabathi@dhs.gov.za or Mbulelo Baloyi, Spokesperson of the KZN Department of Human Settlements on 079 871 3915
Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001
 

Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023