City to relocate Mamelodi flood victims

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Eerste Fabriek informal settlement flooding in December 2019

The City of Tshwane has commenced with the relocation of Mamelodi flood victims of 2019 and other beneficiaries of K54 road and Mamelodi Transit Camp on the 24th of May 2021.

MMC For Human Settlements, Cllr Mpho Mehlape-Zimu, said the beneficiaries have been allocated land portions from Mooiplaats farm in Region 5.

“So far, during the current Phase 2A, a total of 192 have been allocated to their new pieces of land. This is after the City obtained the Environmental Authorization from the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,” she said.

Ms Mehlape-Zimu said a total of 600 stands were pegged and it is expected that the qualifying beneficiaries will be relocated before the end of this current financial year.

“In line with our plans, Phase 2A would be followed by another relocation process, Phase 2B which is expected to assist more than 10,000 beneficiaries. The City is still finalizing the land transaction in this regard,” she said.

Ms. Mehlape-Zimu said, “When these residents were adversely affected by the severe flooding that took place in the area, the City made commitments to ensure that they were relocated. These processes were highly complex and required expensive community engagement and consultation,”

“I am immensely proud of the work that our team has done in this regard as we have worked to support these residents,” she said.

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