N2 Gateway update
Working together, the HDA, the Department of Human Settlements, the Western Cape province and the City of Cape Town are committed to building dignified human settlements and creating healthy and cohesive communities in the N2 Gateway. The project is driven by the Western Cape Province with the HDA as its implementing agent playing a facilitative role. Closer institutional ties have been identified as vital to the success of the project and all spheres of government are working together to ensure this.
Tokyo Sexwale, Minister Human Settlements, launched the latest phase of the N2 Gateway project at a sod-turning ceremony next to the Joe Slovo informal settlement on 1 March 2011. 2 886 units are to be built over the next three years on a vacant site at the Joe Slovo informal settlement. In Joe Slovo R270 million will be spent over the next three years.
Taffy Adler, CEO of the HDA, was handed a spade by the Minister, the Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks, the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, and Mbu Tshangana, head of department housing and local government, the Cape Town City - in acknowledgement of the positive contribution the Agency has made to project. View photographs of the event.
A vegetable food garden training course took place at Hindle Road High School in Delft from 21 to 24 February for approximately 130 beneficiaries. This was an initiative of the National Department of Human Settlements in partnership with the HDA and other government departments. View photographs from the training programme.