West Rand families move into new housing


CARLETONVILLE – As many as 1, 500 families at Elijah Barayi Village in Carletonville in the West Rand will be moving to their new homes on Sunday.

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The move comes after the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu issued a directive to fast track government housing projects to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The minister said she is happy the project has come to this point particularly as winter closes in.

“Most of the people who will be relocated will find themselves in comfortable accommodation throughout this winter and throughout the rest of the COVID period,” she said.

READ: West Rand declared COVID-19 hotspot

The minister put out a call to all provincial governments to fast track their projects in order to assist in creating social distance to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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