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Cape Town activist organisation, demands to see the budget and timelines for affordable housing plans in the city

“It is important for us to note that our Constitution guarantees the poor and working class a right to decent housing and access to land.”

Western Cape’s Human Settlements MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed plans for affordable housing in the City, during his budget speech on Tuesday.

Madikizela did not however set out clear timelines.

This has led to, Cape Town activist organisation, Ndifuna Ukwazi demanding to see the budget and timelines for affordable housing plans in the city.

The group’s head of political organising, Nkosikhona Swaartbooi says there were numerous promises made about housing since 1994 and none of them have been met.

“It is important for us to note that our Constitution guarantees the poor and working class a right to decent housing and access to land.”

He argued that even after the constitution was adopted, colored and black people remain segregated from the city.

Swaartbooi said that affordable housing should be afforded to people earning between R1500 and R7500.

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