Who owns this land?who are these private developers and how much did they pay to access the land?how was this land acquired by the seller?Isn't this part of the land that should be redistributed to the previous or indigenous owners?I want answers ngoku!!
Lets see if anything actually happens but looks like DA looking after their mates as usual in what I'm sure will be a cunningly disguised gentrification scheme.
Poor Capetonians,got kicked out by the settlers/looters from their homes/land. Now they must rejoice to be put 5 km closer to their ancestral places. Then you wonder why they will never be peace in our land.looters looters looters cruel devilish looters who turned around and wanted to be called masters!! I'm glad my ancestors ddnt let these monsters take their land,they were killed instantly and chased away.
Five kms from CBD should be welcome. Residents would be able to walk to & from there. No need to waste any money on public transport & risking your life riding a mini-bus taxi.
they trying to sugar coat this land issue. black people want land FREE we don't care about houses we will build our own!!
Just say houses of lower income payers bcoz they cant afford to buy houses or get free house so they have to rent at the end.
BECAUSE DATA IS SO EXPENSIVE 😂😂😂
Private sector developers are to get access to land the size of 10 soccer fields to build affordable homes for thousands of families within 5km of central Cape Town.
The five parcels of council-owned land were unveiled on Wednesday by Brett Herron‚ the City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport and urban development. They are:
• A 3.3-hectare site in Pickwick Road‚ Salt River;
• The 1.84ha Woodstock Hospital site;
• Woodstock Hospital Park opposite the hospital;
• A 0.84ha site in New Market Street‚ Woodstock; and
• A 0.27ha site in Canterbury Street in the inner city‚ currently leased to Fruit and Veg City.
Herron said the launch of large-scale affordable housing on well-located council-owned land was a momentous occasion.
“Building inclusive communities through reversing the spatial legacy of apartheid is a key priority of this government. South African cities should break with the past where our urban form is defined by poorer families living on the fringes‚” he said.
The development sites were in the Voortrekker Road corridor‚ one of three “integration zones” destined for massive infrastructural investment to “transform Cape Town’s spatial reality”.
Said Herron: “By prioritising dense‚ transit-oriented growth and development in this integration zone‚ the city seeks to create more inclusive communities with access to improved services‚ job opportunities‚ and affordable housing and public transport.”
Another three sites in the same area had already been allocated to social housing institutions‚ and two had been earmarked for Cape Town’s first inner-city transitional housing projects.
Herron said the development of the sites “must also assist us to preserve the social diversity and unique character of areas like Woodstock and Salt River in the midst of rapid urbanisation and rising property prices ... We estimate that‚ once completed‚ the developments will benefit at least 4‚000 lower-income households.
“More information about the sites‚ the strategic overview‚ design and housing typologies‚ closing date for development proposals from the private sector ... and the bid evaluation process‚ among others‚ is included in the prospectus.
We will issue the prospectus within the next three weeks‚ if all goes as planned.” Herron said he had already met residents’ and ratepayers’ associations‚ public information sessions about the plans would be held‚ and residents would have a say on rival developers’ proposals for the sites.
Mayor Patricia de Lille said the main criteria developers would have to meet‚ apart from providing social housing‚ would be innovation and design‚ green technology‚ and long-term financial sustainability.
“We are looking for sustainable‚ integrated solutions for human settlements and bringing innovation into the plans with the use different types of building materials‚ not just brick and mortar‚ the use of green technologies and ... water and energy efficiency‚” she said.
Rae vc if ur ancestors didn't steal from ours we wouldn't stay in shacks jou rubberneck shebbert