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Work continues at troubled housing project

Houses to be handed over to beneficiaries before the end of the week.

Housing project
Housing,housing protest,Bruce Oom,Human Settlement Department
Local

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Human Settlements officials on Wednesday said they intend handing over some of the houses at a controversial housing project in Nyanga before the end of the week.

In April, workers downed tools, citing security threats.

A former project steering committee member was shot and killed near the project site, and residents believe the killing is linked to the problems in the development.

The project has in the past few months seen community members accusing their councillor of taking decisions in isolation.

Western Cape Human Settlement spokesperson Bruce Oom said they were making progress.

“We are happy that deserving beneficiaries will get their houses. And when complete, the project will deliver over 1,500 houses with basic services.”

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)

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