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Relocation plans of Mamelodi flood victims and others

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is aware of the plight of the Mamelodi flood victims in Tshwane, currently in temporary shelter provided by the City of Tshwane.

The Department together with the City of Tshwane has a plan and remain committed to relocating people in various informal settlements in the province. Relocation plans are in progress, we will update the public by February 2023 again.  The relocation to habitable land will only be for those identified areas that pose the greatest risk to people’s lives and livelihoods. Informal Settlements on upgradable land will be re-organised to allow for road access for services and for further upgrading.

The Department will be hiring 500 fit and agile people for a period of two months to safely assist communities with the physical relocation process of erecting structures and the moving of furniture and assets. Identified informal settlements in the following municipalities will be relocated; Emfuleni, Midvaal, Mogale City, Rand West, City of Johannesburg and City of Tshwane.

The Department would like to caution Gauteng residents that the illegal occupation of suitable or unsuitable land is dangerous, illegal and a punishable offence. It is unwise and unsafe to reside on or alongside flood-prone zones.  This relocation effort is part of governments upgrading of informal settlements program policy.

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