On Friday, 8 September 2017, the Provincial Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with Overstrand Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith, launched the multimillion rand Hawston Housing Development Project with a sod turning ceremony. The event was marked with much elation from community members, contractors and stakeholders concerned.
The Hawston Integrated Residential Development Project (IRDP), situated on a portion of land adjacent to the R43 in Hawston forms an extension of an existing residential area and is approximately 13 hectares in extent. It comprises 489 sites that include 107 residential sites for the affordable housing market, i.e. Grant Assistance Programme (GAP) and Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP), 378 residential sites for the Breaking New Ground (BNG) market, two business sites, two community zoned sites and nine open public spaces, roads and a storm water retention pond.
This development is representative of the Department’s mandate to deliver integrated and sustainable human settlements in which beneficiaries have access to the resources they need in order to thrive in life.