‘We are going to strive to take care of over-populated settlements, and Setswetla is one of the casual settlements that we recognized,’ Housing MMC Mlungisi Mabaso stated.
The City of Johannesburg is planning to relocate roughly 1,600 South African residents from the densely populated Setswetla casual settlement in Alexandra.
“The Department of Housing determined to come right here right now to current and interact on the plans that we now have for this casual settlement. We are going to be enjoying our position and we’re going to strive to take care of over-populated settlements, and Setswetla is one of the casual settlements that we recognized,” Housing MMC Mlungisi Mabaso instructed the media in Setswetla on Tuesday.
This comes after each day stats to date have revealed that the densely populated Gauteng is one of the three provinces with the very best quantity of Covid-19 optimistic instances.
In addition, it comes amid the necessity to be certain that households residing in densely inhabited casual settlements are given shelter whereas having the ability to apply bodily distancing.
As a end result, the City has recognized two websites in Alexandra to relocate 1,600 residents to momentary constructions within the type of containers.
Residents of these areas shall be moved to Marlboro, which falls below Region E, the place these containers shall be positioned.
“The plan is to transfer 1,600 households out of the 5,100 residents of this settlement to the recognized websites.
“We are solely going to take care of South African residents, solely these residents shall be prioritised and allotted, however Home Affairs should help us in coping with unlawful overseas nations [sic] which can be right here, then we shall be in a position to develop this space,” Mabaso stated.
They believed the method of relocation would take about three to 4 months to be accomplished.
This was topic to the allocation officer finishing a verification course of of households within the settlement.
“They have requested us to give them a couple of weeks, the contractor is prepared to begin erecting these websites that folks shall be transferring into, so we’re a most of three to 4 months,” Mabaso stated.
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