Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Joe Slovo residents still homeless

More than 20 000 people from Joe Slovo in Langa, near Cape Town, who where left destitute by a massive fire exactly a year ago, are still homeless. This despite the fact that some units on the N2 Gateway Housing Project have been completed. The flats have been standing empty since September last year.
Pogiso Molapo, the acting director for human settlements in the Cape Town Unicity, says the flats will only be occupied by June. Molapo says the city has already used 90% of its budget for the current financial year. He says they expect to get additional money to complete the N2 Gateway Project as soon as possible.
The project was set to be completed in June last year. The Joe Slovo residents say they have no plans of voting in the upcoming elections. SABC

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