Happy Valley Informal Area Development

Dear Member, I have received many calls raising concern about the building of shacks within the Happy Valley Informal area and would like to clear up any concerns as follows: The tender for the development of the Happy Valley informal sector as well as the building of 1460 low cost houses has now been awarded after a delay relating to an appeal that was lodged against the awarding of the tender. The project has been broken down into 16 phases and will continue this year starting at phase 1 until the 23rd of December, will then resume again in the new year and hopefully be completed by October 2013. As dwellings have already been built on tracks of land that form part of the phases of the project, these homes first have to be moved to enable development and this has resulted in the building of shacks on the reserve. These are NOT new residents, but those who are already on the housing list and who are therefore in the queue for homes and are being relocated to facilitate the development process. Please contact the CID office for any more information or if you have any matters that require confirmation or support. PS Remember to update your key-holder information with your alarm company before you go on holiday! Best December wishes, Brendan van der Merwe. 0829270515