Officials and Councillors of George Municipality, including the Executive Mayor of George Ald Leon van Wyk (in the black jacket) with the Acting Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz, (right of the Mayor) and Minister of Human Settlements, Hon Tertuis Simmers(left of the Mayor) and on the far left, Ald Memory Booysen, Executive Mayor of the Garden Route District Municipality at the handover of new homes to 60 beneficiaries on Friday, in a new development in Pacaltsdorp East.
The beneficiaries were exhilarated to finally get the keys to their new homes. The first beneficiary to be handed her keys by the Minister was Anna Potts (78). She has been on the housing waiting list for more than 20 years. Construction of the Mixed-Use development began in 2018 and after completion will yield a total of 1650 Breaking New Ground (BNG) units, comprising of double storey, semi-detached and freestanding units. It will also include 258 Financed Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) units and 186 Affordable housing units. The project will also provide one general residential erf, 7 creches, 3 churches, 1 community and 7 commercial/ business erven.