Multi-million rand housing projects on cards for Masiphumelele, Imizamo Yethu

Masiphumelele has seen several protests recently over housing issues.

The DA's Cape Town mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille at the launch of the party's manifesto for the city. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille this morning said the City of Cape Town would soon begin work on a multi-million rand housing project for Masiphumelele.

De Lille made announcement at the city council's last sitting before the Local Government Elections.

Masiphumelele has seen several protests recently over housing issues.

De Lille said the R50 million housing project would deliver more than 300 fully-serviced sites.

She added there would be another housing initiative in Imizamo Yethu, worth R200 million.

"It is foreseen that more than 900 housing units, comprising of mixture of subsidised houses and community residential units flats, will be built for 'qualifying' beneficiaries."

De Lille said she hoped leaders in these communities will work with the municipality to ensure these projects get off the ground.