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VIEW Vice President David Mabuza promises the government will move faster on the return of the Sixth District

  • Vice President David Mabuza says he is aware of the challenges and delays in developing the sixth district.
  • Mabuza made a surveillance visit to the Sixth District on Tuesday.
  • By 2025, 925 residential units are expected to be completed.

Vice President David Mabuza reaffirmed the government’s commitment to compensating claimants in the Sixth District.

Mabuza, as chairman of the Interministerial Committee for Land Reform and Agriculture, paid a supervisory visit to the Sixth District on Tuesday.

It assessed the progress of the delayed housing project and consulted with applicants and beneficiaries.

He said:

It is a continuation of our presence here in our efforts to restore the human dignity of any community that has been deprived of its land rights through colonial conquests and successive apartheid policies and laws of segregation.

The District Six Phase 3 development, which includes 108 units for allotted claimants, was hampered by endless delays and poor execution.

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform initially promised the return of 108 claimants by March last year for completed third-phase development.

“As a government, we have realized that return alone will not solve our problems. Since then, we have considered other forms of intervention to make up for this shortcoming and ensure that even people hungry on the ground are taken care of,” he said.

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Mabuza also assured the claimants that the government would move faster.

“We need to be at the top of our game and move faster. Twenty years later, and the point of outrage is that we need to use the resources we need to move forward.”

He said he was assured that construction of the remaining 954 blocks would be completed in December 2025. This will accommodate all remaining claimants.

Minister of Public Works Patricia de Lille also attended the monitoring visit and urged the government to speed up the compensation of claimants.

“The return of claimants has taken too long and all spheres of government need to work faster in order to get all claims back to their land,” he said.

Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform Thoko Didiza said the ministry had given itself a three-year deadline to complete the 954-house project.

“We will get help from the mayor of Cape Town and the arts and culture department because it is a heritage site and will ensure that we do not destroy the heritage aspect,” he said.


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VIEW Vice President David Mabuza promises the government will move faster on the return of the Sixth District

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