Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal is set to experience a significant transformation with the introduction of a major housing project that will result in the construction of 1000 housing units.
On Saturday, 8 July 2023, Sipho Nkosi, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works, officially launched the ambitious housing project.
Deemed the largest urban housing project in the history of Dannhauser by the Department of Human Settlements and Public Works, this initiative has garnered tremendous enthusiasm. MEC Nkosi kickstarted Phase One of the 500 unit Dannhauser Housing Project, which comes with a price tag of R80 million.
“The eventual total yield of the Dannhauser Housing Project is 1000 units, with the remaining 500 units scheduled for completion during Phase Two,” stated the Department’s Communications Unit.
Over the past two years, the Department has been actively engaged in the installation of internal services, including bulk water and sanitation infrastructure, as this housing project falls under the urban housing category. In addition, the construction of blacktop tar roads is currently underway on site, and the appointed Implementing Agent (Contractor) commenced the construction of houses at the beginning of this month.
The Dannhauser Housing Project is located just a few kilometres away from the N11 arterial route connecting Ladysmith and Newcastle.
Accompanying MEC Nkosi were Dannhauser Local Municipality Mayor Cllr Bongani Radebe and Ward 2 Councillor M. Kunene.
This project will have a significant impact on individuals currently residing in the nearby eMafusini informal settlement in Ward 2. Additionally, according to the Department, it will benefit residents of Durnacoal and those living in the Dannhauser Central Business District.
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