Theewaterskloof Municipality warns Caledon’s housing delivery will take time

Frustrated residents last week protested over a lack of housing and service delivery in the area.

FILE: Residents of Caledon march to the town's municipal offices to hand over a memorandum of grievances on 4 April 2019. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Theewaterskloof Municipality says that delivering housing in Caledon involves a long process.

Frustrated residents last week protested over a lack of housing and service delivery in the area.

Two residents were shot and killed, and a private security company contracted by the municipality is being investigated along with police and law enforcement.

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A delegation from the Theewaterskloof Municipality, including the executive mayor and municipal manager, has met with a committee representing residents.

It shared details of a project that will deliver just over 1,000 housing opportunities.

But municipal spokesperson Hugo Geldenhuys warned that it will take time: “We will drive the process as quickly as we can. But, eventually, we’ll be dependant on funding from the provincial government and finalising the beneficiaries list.”

Geldenhuys reiterated that they are communicating to residents about the processes involved before the project can be completed.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)