Ahead of the festive season, the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has handed over a total of 330 title deeds to the property owners of Breaking New Ground housing developments in Heideveld, Kleinvlei and Roosendal. These handovers are testament to the City’s commitment to empowering some of our most vulnerable residents as first-time property owners.
The City of Cape Town’s strategic investment in key public transport corridors is yielding thousands of new jobs for our residents.
Today the City of Cape Town handed over the first 170 title deeds to property owners of the Roosendal housing development in Delft. This development is home to 288 beneficiaries and is the first phase of the Delft Integrated Housing Project.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will soon commence with the construction of a skateboard facility in the Woodstock Town Hall precinct. The new facility will create a safe space for skateboarders to meet, practise, and hone their skills. Residents and skateboarders are invited to attend an open day where they can view the final design.
The Belhar Gardens social housing development is the first affordable housing project in South Africa to be recognised for its water and energy saving design by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). This is a significant achievement, and will assist Cape Town’s water saving efforts while at the same time making the rental units more affordable for tenants.
The multi-million rand rehabilitation of Main Road, one of the Southern Peninsula’s most scenic access routes, has been completed. With summer upon us, residents and visitors to the suburbs of Muizenberg, St James, and Kalk Bay can now fully enjoy the benefits of this project.
"Thank you all for being here today. It’s always lovely to be in Mitchells Plain and to interact with the residents of this historical part of Cape Town. Of course, we are here to witness another of the initiatives aimed at providing opportunities to our residents most in need."
Council this morning, 26 October 2017, approved the Business Plan for the assignment of the urban rail function to the City of Cape Town. The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will now approach the National Government for the necessary approvals and funding for taking over commuter rail in an incremental and structural manner.
More than 50 unlicensed drivers were caught at a single roadblock over the weekend – as big a cause for concern as the 161 motorists caught driving under the influence.
Economic growth, coupled with job creation, is vital for building sustainable cities. As much as it is our responsibility to ensure that we create an enabling environment that attracts investment and skills, we also want to broaden access to these opportunities to those residents who are currently excluded from the labour market but who are desperate to earn a decent living.