R50 million Khayelitsha housing development lost to land invasions

Currantly

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A Khayelitsha housing development set to deliver 1100 housing opportunities for local residents has lost land earmarked for 420 of the 1100, to an illegal land invasion.

The City of Cape Town has allocated capital budget of R50 million - R15 million for the 2020/2021 financial year, R15 million for the 2021/2022 financial year and R20 million for the 2022/2023 financial year - to develop the Mahama site, which has a planned total of 1100 housing opportunities, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

Unfortunately 420 families who have waited patiently on a housing waiting list have had their rights undermined as the land was illegally invaded over the weekend.

With R1,3 billion in housing developments at risk due to land invasions, I appreciate the commitment from the Western Cape Police Commissioner that the South African Police Service (SAPS) will lend their full support to planning anti-land invasion operations with the City’s Chief of Metro Police.

This afternoon I will be meeting with the National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, to discuss ongoing land invasion operations that are not only affecting Cape Town, but are taking place across South Africa.

I will also be raising with Minister Sisulu, the pending court case by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), supported by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which aims to prevent the City from carrying out anti-land invasion operations.
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konfab

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The SAHRC is asking the courts for an interdict preventing landowners from removing empty, unoccupied structures as a means of protecting property from invasion.

Further, the SAHRC is asking the court to declare unlawful the well-established common law principle of ‘counter-spoliation’, which permits all landowners to protect their property against the erection of illegal structures.

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If successful, the SAHRC’s application – joined by the EFF and Legal Resources Centre – will open the floodgates on illegal land invasions, leading to a breakdown in law and order. The R50 million housing site lost this weekend will only be the start if this case is successful.
City land earmarked for housing, schools and basic services as well as private land that will no longer be protected, would be permanently lost to unlawful land occupations with devastating consequences.
Someone should go and build a bunch of shacks in front of the SAHRC headquarters.
 

cr@zydude

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Boo land invaders, but someone help me out with the maths. What sort of housing opportunity can be built for R45 000 (R50 million/ 1100)?
 

chrisc

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We've been building 65 sqm houses with services for (usually under) R40 000 for the past 8 years, since 2009. As soon as the infrastructure is ready, the houses are delivered and a team can connect up to 8 houses a day to services

This includes a 20kw supply, solar hot water supply on the roof, roof insulation, plumbing (4 taps and shower, indoor WC), solid door with 3-lever lock

If you drive along the N2 towards the airport and look to the north, you can see about 38 completed houses

A visitor from the SAHRC came along and condemned the houses as "totally inferior". However, a Danish structural engineer (send by the donor organisation) who accompanied this lady disagreed with her and said she was speaking from an incorrect perspective. She complained that there is little off-street parking, the surroundings look primitive (no established gardens) and no recreational facilities. It made no difference to her that these houses were being given to grateful recipients, she said she expected much much better

Its all come to a halt now. Our electrician was stabbed to death on site in November 2018 and the SAPS will not take any action
 
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Sollie

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Easy.

Post a waiting queue cancellation notice with pics of those responsible at the SAHRC etc on them and send it off to the 1100 waiting families. Problems tend to sort themselves out ....

In other news: Ambulances can't get through, resulting in higher than necessary death rates.
 

Grant

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We've been building 65 sqm houses with services for (usually under) R40 000 for the past 8 years, since 2009. As soon as the infrastructure is ready, the houses are delivered and a team can connect up to 8 houses a day to services

This includes a 20kw supply, solar hot water supply on the roof, roof insulation, plumbing (4 taps and shower, indoor WC), solid door with 3-lever lock

If you drive along the N2 towards the airport and look to the north, you can see about 38 completed houses

A visitor from the SAHRC came along and condemned the houses as "totally inferior". However, a Danish structural engineer (send by the donor organisation) who accompanied this lady disagreed with her and said she was speaking from an incorrect perspective. She complained that there is little off-street parking, the surroundings look primitive (no established gardens) and no recreational facilities. It made no difference to her that these houses were being given to grateful recipients, she said she expected much much better

Its all come to a halt now. Our electrician was stabbed to death on site in November 2018 and the SAPS will not take any action
Let them eat cake
 

Jabulani22

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We've been building 65 sqm houses with services for (usually under) R40 000 for the past 8 years, since 2009. As soon as the infrastructure is ready, the houses are delivered and a team can connect up to 8 houses a day to services

This includes a 20kw supply, solar hot water supply on the roof, roof insulation, plumbing (4 taps and shower, indoor WC), solid door with 3-lever lock

If you drive along the N2 towards the airport and look to the north, you can see about 38 completed houses

A visitor from the SAHRC came along and condemned the houses as "totally inferior". However, a Danish structural engineer (send by the donor organisation) who accompanied this lady disagreed with her and said she was speaking from an incorrect perspective. She complained that there is little off-street parking, the surroundings look primitive (no established gardens) and no recreational facilities. It made no difference to her that these houses were being given to grateful recipients, she said she expected much much better

Its all come to a halt now. Our electrician was stabbed to death on site in November 2018 and the SAPS will not take any action
Sell these privately , make a killing.(if you arent already)
 

maumau

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We've been building 65 sqm houses with services for (usually under) R40 000 for the past 8 years, since 2009. As soon as the infrastructure is ready, the houses are delivered and a team can connect up to 8 houses a day to services

This includes a 20kw supply, solar hot water supply on the roof, roof insulation, plumbing (4 taps and shower, indoor WC), solid door with 3-lever lock

If you drive along the N2 towards the airport and look to the north, you can see about 38 completed houses

A visitor from the SAHRC came along and condemned the houses as "totally inferior". However, a Danish structural engineer (send by the donor organisation) who accompanied this lady disagreed with her and said she was speaking from an incorrect perspective. She complained that there is little off-street parking, the surroundings look primitive (no established gardens) and no recreational facilities. It made no difference to her that these houses were being given to grateful recipients, she said she expected much much better

Its all come to a halt now. Our electrician was stabbed to death on site in November 2018 and the SAPS will not take any action
Random killing or someone against the housing complex?
 

Mila

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We've been building 65 sqm houses with services for (usually under) R40 000 for the past 8 years, since 2009. As soon as the infrastructure is ready, the houses are delivered and a team can connect up to 8 houses a day to services

This includes a 20kw supply, solar hot water supply on the roof, roof insulation, plumbing (4 taps and shower, indoor WC), solid door with 3-lever lock

If you drive along the N2 towards the airport and look to the north, you can see about 38 completed houses

A visitor from the SAHRC came along and condemned the houses as "totally inferior". However, a Danish structural engineer (send by the donor organisation) who accompanied this lady disagreed with her and said she was speaking from an incorrect perspective. She complained that there is little off-street parking, the surroundings look primitive (no established gardens) and no recreational facilities. It made no difference to her that these houses were being given to grateful recipients, she said she expected much much better

Its all come to a halt now. Our electrician was stabbed to death on site in November 2018 and the SAPS will not take any action
Established gardens.. wow. I guess she thinks her houghton house just had a garden... how are these people in charge.
 
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