17 December 2018


Housing priovision on an upward trend in Bokone Bophirima

by: Boitumelo Seleka   date: 11 May 2018

At least over 10 000 housing opportunities have been created in the 2017/18 fi nancial year
and a further 15 519 housing opportunities will be created in the current fi nancial year.
Local Government and Human Settlements MEC, Galaletsang Gaolalolwe,
indicated in her 2018/19 budget speech
that building contractors who are performing poorly would have their projects
scaled down in accordance with their current progress, and the balance of the work would be allocated to capacitated contractors.
“We have also in the past fi nancial year introduced a new human settlement delivery approach called “Bietjie-Bietjie
maak meer” within the context of villages, townships and small dorpies (VTSD)
preferential procurement strategy, as previously pronounced by Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
“This approach has ensured that we allocate a minimum of 50 units to various small contractors of levels one to four

(1 – 4). These housing projects are being implemented currently in the municipal
space,” explained the MEC.
She added that over 3 000 title deeds were transferred during the 2017/18
fi nancial year to affi rm property ownership
of residents of Bokone Bophirima, whilst over R50 million has been set
aside this year for the delivery of 24 404 new title deeds, including addressing backlogs.
“Furthermore, we have put aside

R39 425 397 [R39.4 million] for the construction of 209 housing units for Military
Veterans for the current fi nancial year. We are proud to announce that we have
spent over R1 billion for the revitalisation of distressed mining communities in the previous 2017/18 fi nancial year. For the 2018/19 fi nancial year, R708 million
will be spend on 139 serviced sites and for 4 598 housing units specifi cally to
relieve and alleviate pressures on mining
towns,” said MEC Gaolaolwe