Chief Albert Luthuli Mega Housing Project
The City is accelerating construction plans of an affordable, high quality medium density housing development in Benoni – the Chief Albert Luthuli Project.
100 000 Houses and 45 000 Serviced Stands
At the beginning of this term of office in 2016 the City identified that, among others, it should focus on providing sustainable urban integration, improve infrastructure investment, construct 100 000 houses, provide serviced stands, make land available and upscale services at qualifying informal settlements to make them more habitable.
Chief Albert Luthuli Mega Project
The multi-billion rand human settlement allocation aims to fast track developments such as John Dube, Daggafontein, Leeuwpoort, Thembisa Extension 25, Clayville, and Chief Albert Luthuli mega projects. The combined total yield of these is 27 154 well-designed, sustainable and integrated human settlements, which will enhance the value of property ownership and integrate the urban environment.
The land on which the current Chief Albert Luthuli and extensions were developed was bought through the assistance of the National Rural Development. When completed 1 839 serviced stands and 6 239 units will be available.
This development will help weave together the communities of Boksburg, Germiston, Dawn Park and Vosloorus within spatially organised development that includes a range of commercial and retail uses, thus making for balanced human settlements.
Progress to Date
The site was handed over to the contractor in July 2020 they have established site and followed new regulations put in place for compliance with Occupational Health Safety and COVID-19 regulations.
To date a large portion of the bulk services have been constructed including water, sewer and electrical reticulation, roads and storm water. Installation of services is done in phases.