Overstrand Municipality and representatives of Zwelihle Renewal as well as the Department of Human Settlements signed an agreement of intent on 17 May with the view to continue as matter of urgency with the process with regards to the housing intervention for the community of Zwelihle on available land in and around Zwelihle, including Schulphoek.

The meeting took place in good spirit and with mutual respect and trust. The representatives committed themselves to perform afore-mentioned action within their mandates and delegated authority(ies).

The first meeting will take place on Saturday, 19 May, under the auspices of the Housing Task Team, established by the Department of Human Settlements.

In working together on the way forward, the task team will also concentrate on relevant action steps  with target dates.

To address the needs of the most vulnerable it was also agreed with the approval of the Executive Mayor - as a temporary solution, to make a portion of land earmarked for housing behind the Hermanus Swimming Pool available where the temporary structures can be erected. The basic planning of said area will be done as a matter of extreme urgency. The allocation to potential beneficiaries must be finalised at the aforementioned meeting on Saturday, 19 May 2018.

It was also conveyed to the committee that the Mount Pleasant community is also regarded as a stakeholder in the envisaged development of Schulphoek.

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