Human Settlement

Ekurhuleni Relocates Madelakufa Residents to New Houses in Clayville

True to the City’s commitment of delivering houses, over 100 residents of Madelakufa informal settlement moved into their new housing units in Clayville extension 80 on Thursday, 2 July 2020.

The relocation follows a first batch of 190 families who were relocated to Clayville Ext 80 on 24 June.

Altogether, 632 newly build units have been completed, and they are intended for residents of Madelakufa informal settlements (150 beneficiaries), 150 dwellers from Freedom square informal settlement (150 beneficiaries) and 332 beneficiaries drawn from the Thembisa waiting list.

The relocation of informal settlements dwellers will continue until the end of next week.

Wellington Mbhele has been living in Madelakufa informal settlement since 1996, and he applied for an RDP in 1997.

“I am very happy about today, it feels like redemption. I have been living in Madelakufa for many years and I started my family here and they now have their own families too. This is an answered prayer for both my wife and I,’’ said Mbhele.

Bongi Ngwenya who is a community Leader said the relocation was going smoothly because of the verification process, and the community is happy about who well the process was handled. “Every single person who has been relocated is a verified Madalakufa 2 resident. We are thankful to the City,” said Ngwenya.

The Clayville City Mega Project in Thembisa is an integrated human settlements project comprising of RDP houses, social housing, rental and bonded houses.

The housing project is within proximity to the N1 and R21 Freeways, and adjoining the larger Kaalfontein – Ivory Park. The development represents infill development towards the N1 Development Corridor and the central Midrand.

The Clayville Mega City Project consists of 1428 Finance Linked Individual Subsidy programme (FLISP) units, 200 single residential Breaking New Ground [BNG]/RDP units and 1 333 multi-storey BNG/RDP units that have already been completed and occupied. Currently there are 632 multi-storey BNG/RDP units under construction with a further 452 multi-storey rental units that will commence once the subsidy contract has been approved.  Once completed, the development aims to offer 14 226 residential units, consisting of multi-storey RDP (5 348) units, single residential FLISP units (5 380) and multi-storey Rental units (3 498).

The estimated cost of the project is approximately R4.7 billion which will be spent over a five to eight-year period. The Clayville Mega City Project will provide social amenities such as primary and secondary schools, a library, parks, community centre, shopping centre, business stands and places of worship. The development will benefit the area by undertaking urban renewal, creating over 1500 employment opportunities to date.

Verification process has already started to ensure that those who qualify to move in must move in to mitigate the COVID-19.