SANRAL hands over land for housing in Knysna
Transport and Human Settlements Ministers have signed an agreement to transfer 72 hectares of land from South African National Road Agency Limited
(SANRAL) to the Housing Development Agency (HDA).
At the handover ceremony on Friday, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu declared the development a National Priority Project.
“We declare this development that will start after 18 months a catalytic project, we will ring-fence funds for the first 500 units and they should be complemented with social amenities, we want to see clinics, schools and business centres, we also no longer build houses where people have to travel long distances for services,” said Minister Sisulu.
Minister Peters also said the handover of the land by SANRAL to the HDA for the development of human settlements furthers the upliftment of the local people.
“The development will be integrated with different tenure options, which will include rental accommodation, Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses and bonded houses.