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Innovation and progress at City, partner’s R163m Greenville housing project


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Innovation and progress at City, partner’s R163m Greenville housing project

29th September 2023


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Contractors are working hard and progressing well at the City of Cape Town and its partner Garden Cities’ innovative R163 million Greenville Phase 4 Breaking New Ground (BNG) housing project in Fisantekraal, Durbanville. Read more below:                                   

Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Carl Pophaim, and officials in the City’s Human Settlements Directorate visited the project site today, 28 September 2023, to have a look at its progress.


‘I am excited to see for myself the excellent progress on site. We are expecting Greenville’s Phase 4 to be completed by the end of 2025. It will provide more than 1 000 homes to qualifying residents and their families, some of whom are among the most vulnerable in the metro.

‘It is especially exciting to see the alternative building technologies which are being used during the construction phase. The City is always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver opportunities at our projects. This housing project makes use of Benex Block, which is an affordable, lightweight building block that makes the installation process simple and fast. Because of this, Garden Cities is able to use skilled as well as unskilled labour from the surrounding community. We are hoping to use this technology in other City projects where it is possible to do so.


‘In the 2023/24 financial year, the City has allocated R50 million toward this project. We thank all staff members, contractors and partners for making this project’s progress possible and we are excited to see the houses completed in the coming years. Thank you to Garden Cities for their partnership and for delivering such an excellent project. I am looking forward to visiting again in the near future to check on its progress,’ said Councillor Pophaim. 

Beneficiaries of City housing projects are selected in accordance with the City's Housing Allocation Policy and Housing Needs Register to ensure housing opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner that prevents queue jumping and to those who qualify for housing as per the South African legislation. The City's political office bearers do not have access to or influence over the Register and its qualifying beneficiaries.

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