On 28 March, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and MMC for Housing Meshack Van Wyk paid a visit to Zandspruit to assess a housing project in the area
They were there to launch the start of the project which will see housing units built for residents.
Zandspruit councillor, said that the community of Zandspruit are faced with has a number of different issues, one of the biggest challenges with this project was the issue of land.
The Zandspruit project, which will reportedly be implemented in phases, is expected to yield up to 3 000 units through the construction of further walk-up units. The project is expected to start soon.
Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba has asked the community of Zandspruit to give them a chance. “In the next five years, I want all of you to have decent, dignified housing just like everybody else.”
This is happening because you as the community of Zandspruit, you never gave up, and this is why we are here today to turn sod, said the mayor.