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City’s Ravensmead Park upgrade project on track<span><p>​​​​​​The incremental upgrade project will provide much relief to the residents of the Ravensmead Park informal settlement, as 51 housing opportunities will be created through this project. This upgrade project includes formalised roads, and an internal water supply, including erf connections and internal sewer infrastructure. The Ravenmead Park project uses Alternative Building Technologies such as the Greenlite Block. The Greenlite building block is a light weight block and is easy to use during construction.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Ravensmead32.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘We are pleased with the Ravensmead Park upgrade project progress thus far, and we are excited that it will be completed by August 2022, if all goes according to plan. The project has various phased development stages, and the next phase can only commence once the beneficiaries are relocated from their current informal structures into their newly constructed homes.<br> <br>‘The project will improve the living conditions of the residents. The City will ensure that the opportunities will accommodate the disabled and visually impaired residents from Ravensmead Park. In addition, each household will receive either a title deed or tenure certificate once the upgrade project has been completed.<br> <br>‘We remain committed to enabling opportunities and to improving the lives of the most vulnerable residents in the metro. We thank the community, City teams and contractors for the hard work and dedication on this project which will provide beneficiaries with their opportunities in the near future,’ said Councillor Malusi Booi. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Ravensmead11.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>The City is increasingly looking at innovative, partnership-driven projects to enable the delivery of affordable accommodation by using various types of housing and accommodation. This is necessary to address the growing demand for affordable housing in Cape Town, as with other urban centres across South Africa. </p><p>The City’s new Human Settlements Strategy is a blueprint for the changes that are required in the housing regime to enable the larger scale delivery of affordable housing for those earning less than R22 000 per month. </p><p><strong>Read more here: </strong><a href="http://bit.ly/CCT-HSStrategy" target="_blank"><strong>http://bit.ly/CCT-HSStrategy</strong></a></p><p>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed to safeguard projects from unlawful occupation:<br>Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity that is taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cell phone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Ravensmead22.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /></figure></span><p>Captions<br>Photo 1: Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi and Councillor Beverley Van Reenen at the Ravensmead upgrade project.</p><p><br>End</p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span><span>​​</span>2021-06-23T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#87ab7b2a-d2e3-4067-80a3-b4957cc75754;L0|#087ab7b2a-d2e3-4067-80a3-b4957cc75754|Ravensmead;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#a4eccbe6-2bec-49aa-ad58-8ed41a372c82;L0|#0a4eccbe6-2bec-49aa-ad58-8ed41a372c82|housing;GP0|#235f790f-705c-4a8b-9689-35a2152e7476;L0|#0235f790f-705c-4a8b-9689-35a2152e7476|housing projects10

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