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Sanele Magaqa

Stalled housing developments across the province are depriving beneficiaries of decent housing. Many beneficiaries have been forced to live in shacks, while the half-built structures promised to them get vandalised, their dreams of a better life stripped away, brick by brick. I am challenging the Human Settlements MEC, Nonceba Kontsiwe, to conduct a full audit of stalled projects across the project, so that interventions can be made. The Democratic Alliance …


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The Democratic Alliance welcomes the removal of former Human Settlements MEC, Nonkqubela Pieters, by Premier Oscar Mabuyane, but serious questions need to be asked why she has been given control of another Department. Pieters leaves behind a Department, which, by the Premier’s own admission, has suffered greatly under her stewardship. This is why the DA called for Pieters to be removed in the first place. While we welcome MEC Nonceba …


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Hon Speaker Hon Premier and Members of the House This debate takes place at the time when the province is facing many challenges in the provision of decent housing and integrated human settlements for all. This debate also takes place amidst challenges of a shrinking budget dedicated in the provision of decent housing. Madam Speaker, when it comes to building houses, it is well known that you need to a …


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The Eastern Cape has at least 5 463 RDP houses that still have asbestos roofing, despite the Department of Human Settlements having had 26 years to remove it, as all these houses were built prior to 1994. Despite the known health risks that the asbestos in these structures pose to our communities, including severe respiratory diseases and cancer, the Department of Human Settlements has failed to put a plan in …


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The Democratic Alliance is calling for an urgent investigation into the procurement of temporary structures by the Department of Human Settlements in the Eastern Cape. These temporary structures were procured through deviation and without a competitive bidding process This was revealed in a response to a parliamentary question from the DA to MEC of Human Settlements, Nonkqubela Pieters. In the response MEC Pieters said 15 suppliers had been appointed through …


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