- Dec 24, 2014
Durban - PIETERMARITZBURG residents who have been waiting for houses for the past 20 years will have to wait a little longer as the project has stalled again, because the local business forum is demanding a share of the work.
Work on the multi-million rand housing development in Copesville that will benefit 1167 residents has stalled for the past three weeks.
The project, funded by the Department of Human Settlements with the Msunduzi Municipality as the developer, has been ongoing since 2000.
The first phase, which cost R48million, includes installation of underground infrastructure such as a sewerage system, water pipes and road infrastructure. The second phase of the project, expected to cost R136m, includes construction of houses.
Work stopped after the Msunduzi Black Business Forum confronted the subcontractor and demanded a share in the work being done.