A new Rand­fontein for res­i­dents

Vuk'uzenzele - - Gejnoebrsal -


the Rand West City Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is chang­ing the face of Rand­fontein through the Mantrose Mega City Project, which will see thou­sands of houses be­ing built for lo­cals and will bring var­i­ous job op­por­tu­ni­ties to com­mu­nity mem­bers.

The re­cently launched R11 bil­lion project in­cludes the build­ing of a mall, clinic, rail­way line and other ameni­ties in Mid­delvlei, which will en­sure job cre­ation and boost in­vestor con­fi­dence in the area.

Rand West City Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity spokesper­son Tshidiso Tl­haripe said the project will change the face of Rand­fontein.

“We are truly ex­cited about this project and we know that it is go­ing to bring about pos­i­tive change for our peo­ple.

“Not only are we go­ing to build 15 000 houses, we will also pro­vide thou­sands of job op­por­tu­ni­ties for our lo­cals and that’s ul­ti­mately what we want. We want to ab­sorb them in projects in their own town and we be­lieve that this will up­lift them as in­di­vid­u­als,” he said.

The houses will con­sist of RDP and low-cost units. “We have many busi­ness own­ers who will sub-con­tract in the de­vel­op­ment of this project, and lo­cals who will do gen­eral work, such as brick lay­ing, plas­ter­ing and paint­ing,” said Tl­haripe.

This will go a long way to­wards ac­com­mo­dat­ing the less for­tu­nate and those who earn be­tween R3 000 and R15 000 per month.

The owner and chair­per­son of Fins­bury Mid­delvlei Con­sor­tium, Mat­shidiso Ngakane, said the project will give them an op­por­tu­nity to be part of some­thing big in their own com­mu­ni­ties.

“This is the first project of its kind in Rand­fontein and we are thrilled as res­i­dents. The project will pro­vide much-needed job op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cals for at least seven years and will see busi­ness own­ers able to sus­tain them­selves as well,” said Ngakane.

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