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Govt commits to building houses in protest areas as early as next month

Government has once more promised that projects such as building homes and fixing electricity and water issues will begin in June in meeting with disgruntled residents.

Human settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is accompanied by MEC Paul Mashatile and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Various projects around land distribution and building houses will begin as soon as next month as part of an agreement reached between community representatives and government officials.

The delegation, which included Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, was held in Soweto.

Government has once more promised that projects such as building homes and fixing electricity and water issues will begin in June.

A representative from Finetown says overcrowding continues to be an issue.

“We are a community that has struggled with electricity for years.”

Another representative from Kliptown says the area has never experienced the fruits of freedom.

“Do just to justice to Kliptown, what you are doing to Kliptown is criminality against humanity. You deserve to be in the high court.”

Sisulu, who is accompanied by MEC Paul Mashatile and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, says the problem of back yard dwelling is a nationwide problem.

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