Minister Sisulu to spend her Mandela Day at Zanemvula

Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu will spend Mandela Day (18 July 2017) handing over houses and interacting with the community members at Chatty 491 Military Veterans project in Port Elizabeth.

In the spirit of Mandela Day, Minister Sisulu accompanied by the community and officials will also embark on a cleaning camping, lay bricks and paint the houses being built in the area.

Chatty 491 is part of Zanemvula Mega Project identified to accommodate military veterans. The Zanemvula project involves the relocation of families from the Chatty river flood plain in Soweto- on- Sea and Veeplaas to the greenfield serviced sites of Chatty extensions (5,12,13 and 15) and Joe Slovo. The project was established to address the sustainable human settlement needs of approximately 10 000 families.

As part of skills development programme about 44 Military veterans have completed a Home Building Skills Course at Chatty 491. The skills course included the NHBRC legal compliance, foundation building, types of soils and the practical completion of a house.

Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Time: 10:00

Venue: Chatty 491, Zanemvula, Port Elizabeth

For more information contact:

Ndivhuwo Mabaya on 083 645 7838

Issued by the Department of Human Settlements

Press Release Date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017