Manenberg and Gugulethu youth adorn new housing units with mosaics

Manenberg and Gugulethu youth adorn new housing units with mosaics

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The City of Cape Town, in partnership with Mosaic Work, is giving youths from Manenberg and Gugulethu an opportunity to showcase their mosaic artwork on the facades of the new housing units. The inspiring artworks, next to the Housing Estate office in Manenberg, face Govan Mbeki Drive and will be visible to the wider community. The artists, aged between 18 and 30 years, were selected from the Expanded Public Works Programme database and include two community members with hearing impairments. 

Differently-abled persons shine with mosaic art

Differently-abled persons shine with mosaic art

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The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) Training Academy, in conjunction with Mosaic Works, spent approximately R200 000 on a training initiative for differently-abled people. The project, which is the first of its kind at the City, trained participants aged between 18 and 40 years to create mosaic art.

First foundation laid for Morkel’s Cottage housing project

First foundation laid for Morkel’s Cottage housing project

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‘It gives me great joy to see the start of the Morkel’s Cottage project which has been on the cards since the City purchased the land from the previous owner with the view to implement a housing development on the farm. This development was included in a tender which allowed for the development of three areas, namely Morkel’s Cottage, Temperance Town and Sercor Park,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron. 

Belhar-Pentech BNG housing project gets off the ground

Belhar-Pentech BNG housing project gets off the ground

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The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority will spend approximately R57 million, excluding VAT, on the construction of 340 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses at a site located on the corner of Edison Drive and Herschel Way in Belhar. The project is set to commence on 20 April 2018 and expected to take approximately 24 months to complete, if all goes according to plan.