Department is justly proud
It can pat itself on the back for an outstanding performance in good delivery on human settlements – receiving top awards to prove it
THE Eastern Cape human settlements department walked away with several top awards at the National Govan Mbeki Awards at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand last month.
The awards serve to promote and inculcate a culture of excellence within the human settlement sector in the delivery of quality human settlements and dignity to South Africans.
Human settlements spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha said the province received the best enhanced people’s housing project for Tiryville 48 in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and best established woman contractor, which went out to Mavis Kianna from Mambhele & Son, responsible for the Joe Slovo West 4040 Project in the Bay.
Furthermore, the best student in scholarship programme category was won by Aiden Kilian.
“It also clinched the first runnerup position as the best performing province and was also awarded second runnerup positions for the best social housing project in Willowdene, best integrated residential development project for Dukathole 140 in Joe Gqabi and best metropolitan municipality of the year went to Buffalo City metro,” Sicwetsha said.
The KSD 1188 project in the King Sabata Dalindyebo local municipality was first runnerup for the best rural project category.
Sicwetsha said Uitenhage Tiryville 48, was an enhanced people’s housing project, which is a community-driven project to provide residents with a safe environment with access to economic opportunities and social and economic facilities.
“The project was built with a budget of more than R4.4m and is located in Uitenhage about 45km away from Port Elizabeth and consists of 48 spacious houses, each boasting 50m², a breakaway from the standard 40m².
Each house consists an open lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom and toilet.”
The best established woman contractor, Kianna, is responsible for the Joe Slovo West
4040 Project in the
Bay metro that also won at the provincial level for the best informal settlements upgrading project.
To deliver quality human settlements and dignity to South Africans the
of department gave newly-built government subsidised homes last month. The new homes have been built through a rural human settlements development programme that aims to eradicate collapsing mud structures and build decent, safe and secure homes for poor households in villages.
He said the beneficiaries included a child-headed family and an elderly and disabled person chosen from the Nkantolo-Silangwe housing project of 1 000 units (split between Nkantolo and Silangwe villages).
AWARDS: The KSD 1188 project was first runnerup for best rural project.