North West allocates US $43.45m for housing project

03 July 2014

US $43.45m has been set aside by the North West Provincial Government to cater for construction of houses in the mining area of Marikana.

The housing project, Marikana Extension 2 Integrated Development, is expected to start immediately. In addition, 400 hectares of land has been purchased from private land owners in Marikana at US $ 4.44m for purposes of settlement.

The project will be handled through the assistance of the locals to see its success.

Sunway village integrated development project in Madibeng is already under construction and is expected to be completed by the end of the current financial year. The project targets Popo Molefe, Ten Room, Reitfontein and Cosmos areas.

The project will have a minimum involvement of 30% for companies set up by youths and women, and will see the provincial government build 2000 housing units in three years. The initial phase consists of 192 houses and 252 community residential units.

The project is a partnership between Lonmin and Rustenburg Local Municipality.

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