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City making progress on various projects to improve the lives of Mfuleni residentsOver 1 000 Mfuleni families will soon be moving into fully serviced plots as the City of Cape Town is making progress in the construction of the sites<span><p>​​​​​​I'm really pleased to report that over 1 000 Mfuleni families will soon be moving into fully serviced plots as the City of Cape Town is making progress in the construction of the sites.<br><br>Today I visited the site of the Mfuleni Extension 2 project where a contractor has been working hard over the last few months.<br>The project will deliver sites with water, sanitation and electricity for 1 043 families.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Mfuleni1.jpg" alt="" style="width:948px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>​​​​​​The contractor has already completed the bulk earthworks and is currently installing sewer and stormwater pipes along with manholes.<br><br>The project is due for completion by the end of the year.<br><br>The Mfuleni Extension 2 project was initiated in 2013 when the City signed an agreement with representatives from the community and a budget was already set aside to continue with the work.<br><br>However, work was halted in 2015 due to protests and vandalism. Since then, we have been working with residents, community leaders and councillors to ensure that we get this project up and running again.</p><p>The continuation of the project is as a result of great collaboration between the various players and I would like to thank those involved in making it happen.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Mfuleni%202.jpg" alt="" style="width:948px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>The Extension 2 project is not being constructed in isolation and forms part of the City’s broader development of Mfuleni which includes a programme for 150 fully serviced sites to backyarders.  <br>A further 50 sites will be allocated to people with disabilities in Bardale, Mfuleni and surrounds.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/mfuleni%203.jpg" alt="" style="width:948px;" /> </figure>​</span><p>When this process has been completed, the title deeds for the land will be transferred to the beneficiaries as the owners of the sites. <br>Other projects for the Mfuleni area include: </p><ul><li>The Blue Berry Hill Project which will deliver 3 500 housing opportunities </li><li>The electrification of 11 informal settlements in Mfuleni</li><li>Five People’s Housing Process (PHP) projects that will deliver 1 062 units have been approved and budget has been allocated</li><li>Installation of taps, gullies and toilets at seven informal settlements </li></ul><p>These projects underscore the City’s commitment to enhancing service delivery as intended by the Organisational Development Transformation Plan.<br><br>I have urged the community to keep up the good work relationships with subcouncil officials and the councillors to ensure we can implement this plan without delay.<br><br>From the City’s side, we are committed to working with residents to ensure that that these projects are a success and improve the lives of the intended beneficiaries.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-02-18T22:00:00Z1
City advises of temporary road closures for the State of the Nation Address (SONA)To accommodate the State of the Nation Address and the opening of Parliament on Friday 16 February 2018<p>To accommodate the State of the Nation Address and the opening of Parliament on Friday 16 February 2018, the National Government and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have requested that extended road closures be effected in the city. </p><p>Roads, mostly in the CBD, will be closed from 06:00 to midnight on Friday 16 February 2018 to accommodate the State of the Nation Address.</p><p>The road closures will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the city bowl, Newlands, and the M3 and N2 city-bound lanes. As such, road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly. </p><p>Road users are also alerted to the closure of the M3 and N2 at 17:45 on Friday. The M5 will be the best option as an alternative route. <br> <br>A detailed breakdown of the closures/restrictions and deviations is available on the City’s website: <a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre%20Assets/State%20Of%20the%20Nation%20Address-Road%20closures-16%20February%202018.pdf" target="_blank">http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre%20Assets/State%20Of%20the%20Nation%20Address-Road%<strong>20closures-16%20February%202018.pdf</strong></a></p><p> <strong>End</strong></p>2018-02-14T22:00:00Z1
Water supply interruption in Oakdale and surroundsThe water supply to the Oakdale area will be temporarily disrupted on 15 February 2018, from 20:00 to 02:00, due to pressure testing.<p>Work is scheduled to take place in the Oakdale area, which is bounded by N1 to the north, Durban Road to the west, Old Oak Road to the east and Old Paarl Road to the south.</p><p>The City continues to prepare automated pressure zones to implement pressure management. The technology reduces the flow of water and helps to reduce water usage. To install an automated zone, we need to test the integrity of the local reticulation network.</p><p>Please keep all taps closed and store 5 to10 litres of water for essential purposes during this time. Do not store an excessive amount of municipal water.</p><p>We apologise for any inconvenience caused.</p>2018-02-14T22:00:00Z1
Athlone, Manenberg, Hanover Park and Heideveld residents finally get ownership of their homes City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at a ceremony to hand over title deeds in Athlone this morning. <p>​</p><p>Thank you all for being here this morning for such a happy occasion. It is occasions such as today that make my decision to serve the people of this country more fulfilling. <br> <br>Looking at all of you right now, I’m filled with joy that people from different races and backgrounds can be in one place to celebrate progress.<br> <br>You are all aware that many decades ago under apartheid this kind of gathering would have been impossible because of the cruelty of that oppressive government.<br> <br>We all know that one of that government’s most criminal deeds was the Group Areas Act, where people of colour were forcibly removed from affluent neighbourhoods and had their homes close to the CBD taken from them.<br> <br>To make matters worse, when the people were moved to Athlone, Mitchells Plain, Manenberg, Lavender Hill and other areas, many of them were not allowed to own those properties.</p><span><p>I’m thinking of Isabelle Ewers from Silvertown who has been anxiously waiting for more than 15 years for the transfer of the property to her family.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/titledeed_athlone2.jpg" alt="" style="width:922px;" /> </figure></span><p><br>Isabelle, I know your husband passed away before this could be realised but I’m really happy that you and your son can finally call that house your own. <br> <br>Charlotte Momberg from Heideveld, I know this has been an even longer wait for you and your family. That journey of 30 years is coming to an end for you today because now you can live in that house with your two children knowing that it belongs to you. <br> <br>The City of Cape Town has made a commitment to redress the imbalances of apartheid and that is exactly what we are we are doing here today.<br> <br>Giving people title deeds to the properties that they have been denied ownership of is one of the many ways in which we are dismantling the legacy of apartheid. <br> <br>These 90 title deeds we are issuing today will ensure that the beneficiaries can claim ownership of the Community Residential Units they have called home for many years. </p><span><p>The title deed is more than just a piece of paper. It's about restoring the dignity of our people who were forcibly removed and had their homes taken from them in the cruellest and most unjust way.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/titledeed_athlone.jpg" alt="" /> </figure>​​</span><p> <br>I hope that having ownership of your homes will restore your faith in this democracy. This will allow you to have something to leave behind for the next generation in your families.  <br> <br>Over the next few weeks, we have more title deeds that will be issued in Area Central which falls under councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli's oversight.<br> <br>This will be in areas such as Nyanga, Gugulethu, Valhalla Park, Bishop Lavis, Matroosfontein and Goodwood, among others. <br> <br>The City has already issued 1 182 title deeds to residents in historical housing projects and 760 title deeds to residents living in Council saleable rental stock in the 2016/17 financial year,<br> <br>We have been stepping up the delivery of these title deeds because as a caring City, we understand the value of home ownership and what it means for people who have previously been denied that right of ownership.<br> <br>Since June 2017 the City has handed out 1 957 title deeds in areas across Cape Town.  <br> <br>This is a continuation of the work that we started during the 2011 - 2016 term of office when more than 11 000 title deeds were issued to residents.<br> <br>This is also in line with our Organisational Development and Transformation Plan’s priorities to be a more customer-centric administration, to ensure excellence in service delivery and to ensure that our people have rights to tenure.<br> <br>Let’s celebrate and take care of ourselves and these precious houses you now own. Thank you and God Bless.</p><p><strong>End</strong></p>2018-02-13T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

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