108 housing units have been allocated to District Six claimants as part of Phase three of the District Six Redevelopment Project.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza said a total of 139 claimants, who were dispossessed, have received their new homes in previous phases.
“[On Friday] the Land Claims Commission will begin the administrative process of engaging with the 108 claimants who have been allocated dwellings. These claimants will be informed of the process and they will be able to view their allocated dwellings. They will also be given an opportunity to accept or reject the dwellings,” Didiza said.
Didiza said that the process of returning to District Six for the 108 claimants will take place from 24 June to 16 July 2021.
Houses in Phase 3 include a mix of apartments and houses that have been built along the original street network of District Six.
The homes have a minimum of three bedrooms and are designed to cater for family units, and allow for future expansion, to add more space by the users, if required.
The minister said this was done to encourage as many of the originally dispossessed families to return to District Six, and to protect against ‘gentrification’.