Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi together with the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements and Infrastructure Development Lebogang Maile and City of Johannesburg MMC for Human Settlements Cllr Mlungisi Mabaso will visit flood-affected areas in Soweto. This follows recent heavy rains in Gauteng resulting in flash floods which have damaged road infrastructure, houses and living people displaced.

The areas which have been affected the most include Kliptown, Protea South, Nancefield hostel and Alexandra. Minister Kubayi and Provincial and Local leadership are expected to visit Kliptown and Protea South to assess the damage and to interact with community members. The site visits will be preceded by a detailed report from officials on what has been done to assist the affected households. This includes proposed solutions to permanently relocate affected households from the flood line to avoid these incidents from happening again.

The details are as follows:

Date: Monday, 12 December 2022
Time: 09h00
Venue: Pik It Up Central Camp, Diepkloof Zone 6, Soweto

Areas to be visited are as follows:

1. Kliptown, Vaalkamer, Ward 17 Time: 10h15

2. Nancefield Hostel, Ward 38 Time: 10:50

3. Protea South Informal Settlement, Ward 10

Time: 11:30

NOTE: Media interaction will take place at Protea South Informal Settlement, the last area to be visited.

Media Enquiries:

Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to the Minister of Human Settlements on 0647548426 or OR Castro Ngobese, spokesperson to the MEC on 0609977790

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001


Press Release Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2022