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Human Settlement Ministry concerned about people selling their RDP homes

Minister Sisulu said people should keep their homes as an investment and look after them too.

Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the department is exploring the possibility of introducing a biometric system which will detect RDP home owners' eyes instead of using keys to prevent people from selling their houses

Sisulu met with construction industry role players in Roodepoort yesterday about her vision for housing, which she says goes beyond building houses but creating integrated cities.

She asked the business sector and NGOs to partner with government in developing integrated cities that rid apartheid spatial planning.

Minister Sisulu said she is concerned about the number of people selling their RDP homes. She said people should keep their homes as an investment and look after them too.

She said she is currently looking for IT specialists to create a biometric system for RDP houses.

"We'd be able to ensure that people don't sell their houses where you'd not need a key to open your house but your eye will a biometric that opens your house so that the possibility of selling it is nil."

Sisulu said this biometric model has worked in countries such as India and she would like South African it companies to become involved.

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