Zuma hands over RDP houses by E Nyekemba

16 August 2012

ANC is delighted by handing over 200 newly-built RDP houses to residents of Kanana Park, near Lenasia, by President Jacob Zuma, on Friday morning, 10 August 2012. This is as results of the president Jacob Zuma’s initial visit in the region in 2010, where he was shocked to found the residents of Kanana Park living in deprived and squalor conditions.

It was then that the ANC led province and the City of Johannesburg vowed to change the living conditions of that area, and began developing the Kanana Park housing project shortly afterwards.

The hand-over was the first stage of a larger roll-out of basic services to Kanana Park residents. A total of 3,101 houses were being built, 1,793 of which are government subsidised housing units, 756 social-rental units, and 552 bonded units. In addition to the houses, several parks, two sports grounds, two primary schools, a high school, a clinic, and commercial and light industrial sites were being planned for the area. The project would incorporate the settlements of Thulamntwana, Sweetwaters, and two smaller informal settlements of Doornkuil and Bhekaphambili.

The ANC extends sincere gratitude to the province and the City of Johannesburg for the immense successful work, as well as congratulating the people of Kanana, for their achievement.

I thank you