[cape_town] - More than 500 new houses for Vredenburg after housing protests

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Residents of the Tsitsiratsisi informal settlement in Vredenburg, 135km north of Cape Town on the West Coast, might benefit from a long-delayed housing project. Picture: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp

More than 500 homes are to be completed in Vredenburg by the end of February. The Saldanha Bay Municipality hopes this will alleviate the small West Coast town’s backlog. Protests last year about the lack of houses brought Vredenburg to a standstill.

The George Kerridge 512 Housing Project was meant to be completed by the end of October 2018. The project is expected to house 1,024 families.

“The plots will be divided to allow two families per plot, with communal taps within a distance of 200 metres,” said Ethne Julius, spokesperson for the municipality. She said communal flush toilets would be installed around the development, with street lights and gravel roads....

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