Hon House Chair, the launch of the ambitious project to redevelop Duncan Village in the Eastern Cape...
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... proves the commitment by the ANC-led government of ensuring that sustainable human settlements help transform the spatial legacy. Duncan Village is one of the old townships in South Africa and is a century old. There was hope and despair when ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC NEC members visited this poor township in 2018, as part of ANC door-to door campaign and taking note of residents' complaints. The ANC leadership witnessed first-hand the dejection of this area over their quality of life where shacks outnumbered formal households in the township of 80 000 people.
Recently, the three spheres of government signed a memorandum of understanding, paving the way for the reconstruction of the Duncan Village Development. After the signing ceremony the Housing Development Agency, HDA has identified land parcels for housing development within the area, in and around the city. [Time expired.]
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