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668 Sakhile Informal Settlement resident benefit from Palm Ridge housing project

At least 668 beneficiaries from Sakhile Informal Settlement in Katlehong Ward 59 will be relocated to the new housing project in Palm Ridge Extension 10 and 12.

“This was revealed to me by the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Lebogang Maile in a written reply to my questions tabled in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature,” said Lebo More, DA’s MP

According to MEC Maile, 668 beneficiaries from Sakhile Informal Settlement have been approved while 185 residents did not qualify for the RDP housing programme.

The department in collaboration with the City of Ekurhuleni is currently verifying the approved beneficiaries before they will be relocated to their new houses.

The relocation of beneficiaries to this new housing development project in Palm Ridge Extension 10 and 12 will commence before the end of this month and it is anticipated that it should be finalised in this financial year.

The MEC indicated that there are some applicants from Sakhile Informal Settlement who did not qualify for RDP housing because they submitted inadequate information and their applications are currently under review. If it happens that those applications are approved such beneficiaries will be allocated to other extensions in the same project.

The DA urges those who do not qualify for this project to seek assistance through other housing programmes that the department offers based on their income bracket.

“We will continue to monitor the allocation process to ensure that all 668 rightful beneficiaries are allocated their houses” he said.

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