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City of CT moves into next phase of Imizamo Yethu housing project

Phase 3 of the subsidised housing project reportedly aims to provide more than 900 homes to residents.

FILE: It’s understood Phase 1 and 2 made provision for services and some so-called top structures. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it's moving into the next phase of its Imizamo Yethu housing project.

Phase 3 of the subsidised housing project reportedly aims to provide more than 900 homes to residents living in the Hout Bay informal settlement.

It's understood Phase 1 and 2 made provision for services and some so-called top structures.

The city, however, says the terrain will first have to undergo extensive earthworks to provide platforms to build on.

Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Benedicta van Minnen, says the bulk earthworks is expected to start in September.

"The challenging landscape with its steep slopes and the parts of the site reaching into the mountainous terrain has been a huge consideration for us, but we are ready to move ahead."

Van Minnen says if all goes well, the houses should be ready by June 2019.

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