CT residents receive new homes

Helen Zille says Ocean View residents have been waiting far too long for promised houses.

The Western Cape premier has acknowledged Ocean View residents have been waiting far too long for houses that were promised to them. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Ocean View residents have been waiting far too long for houses that were promised to them, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said on Tuesday.

She made the comments during a visit to the township where a number of houses were handed over to beneficiaries.

The Ocean View project is part of World Design Capital 2014.

Stone masons and integrated local materials were used to construct the homes.

Zille says the new houses are a perfect example of out of the box and creative thinking.

"You know how difficult it is to get out of the box in government because there is a rule for everything."