Township Establishment to be approved with the Droogeheuvel, Middelvlei and Westonaria South Provincial Flagship Project. The Project as a whole is envisaged to be an integrated, sustainable human settlement, utilising the principles of the Breaking New Ground policy (BNG) of the National Department of Housing. It thereby provides a “new way of thinking” towards housing delivery, ensuring the development of Mixed Housing (mixed-income, densities, typologies, race, etc.), while simultaneously consolidating urban development in the West Rand region of Gauteng. The Project has arisen out of the Bekkersdal Renewal Project in which a need was identified to relocate the portion of the Bekkersdal Community which is located in informal settlements on dolomitic land.
Status Township Approved. Construction underway in phases as funding permits
Municipality Randfontein Local Municipality, Gauteng Province
Stakeholders Harmony Gold Ltd. (Land owner), Dept. Local Government and Housing (Developer), Randfontein LM (Bulk infrastructure),
Westonaria LM (Source of beneficiaries), Absa Ltd.: (Implementing Agent), Powerhouse Consortium (Lead consultant)
Status Johannesburg Mayoral Project
Municipality City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.
Stakeholders City of Johannesburg, NuWay/ Maluleke Luthuli
The project area today known as Chief Albert Luthuli Extensions was originally planned as the public-owned Cloverdene Township.
With financial assistance from the Gauteng Department of Local Government and Housing, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality purchased all the vacant land north of Extension 4 up to the Vista University (now part of the University of Johannesburg – East Rand Campus), later to become known as Extension 6 in order to specifically absorb priority informal settlements surrounding the Daveyton and Benoni East complexes in accordance with its Migration Plan for Area 2. This plan contains specific provision for the Gabon Settlement (3 600 beneficiaries), which is to be relocated and resettled to Extension 6 by order of the Court.
the potential of the project area to realize the BNG principles; ...
Status Phases 1 and 2 serviced and houses (963) constructed
Municipality Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
Stakeholders Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, ABSA Group and the Department of Local Government and Housing