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City of Cape Town Completes R30 Million Public Housing Repair and Maintenance Project

Published September 24, 2023
9 months ago

The Human Settlements team of the City of Cape Town has triumphantly concluded the R30 million repair and maintenance programme for its Community Residential Units (CRUs) in Atlantis. The project forms part of the ambitious R1.2 billion public housing investment programme scheduled over the next three years, revealed Carl Pophaim, the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements.

The comprehensive refurbishment programme included the replacement of damaged staircases, walkways and balustrades among other core structures. Specifically, the Atlantis R30 million venture has facilitated the repair of 79 staircases, and the replacement of deteriorated walkways with new precast concrete structures, as well as new steel columns and balustrades.

Pophaim stated, 'The City is one of the biggest landlords in the country with an estimated 160 000 people currently benefiting from the affordable rental public housing units we operate. There exist numerous challenges within public housing but my team and I are committed to innovating and strategising improvements for our repairs and maintenance services within our budget constraints.'

Future walkway improvement projects in Atlantis have been budgeted for and are slated for deployment at a subsequent stage. Tenants are urged to voice any safety concerns regarding their units and staircases by contacting the Human Settlements Directorate.

To register a service request, the Human Settlements Directorate’s call centre at 021 444 0333 or WhatsApp at 063 299 9927 can be reached.

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