The Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, and Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete accompanied by Gauteng MEC of Human Settlements and Infrastructure Development, and the City of Johannesburg MMC for Housing Cllr Anthea Leitch, will today May 26, 2023 launch the Lufhereng Social Housing Project in Soweto, Gauteng Province.
The social housing programme is aimed at integrating mixed-income groups to curb the housing backlog; bring people including backyard and informal settlement dwellers closer to economic opportunities and disrupt the pre-1994/apartheid spatial configuration amongst others.
The Lufhereng Social Housing Project consists of 407 units of rental stock targeting beneficiaries from Soweto Region D and surrounding areas.
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In her recent 2023/2024 Budget Vote Speech, Minister Kubayi emphasized that social housing remains an important housing programme in terms of meeting the housing needs of the gap market, crowding in private sector investments, and building cohesive and integrated communities.