Big new housing projects at Welverdiend

One of the new building sites, cordoned off with electric fencing, on the road from Welverdiend to Deelkraal.

The Welverdiend area is soon going to become a hive of activity with two big new housing projects taking place in
the area.
Residents driving on the road from Welverdiend to the R501 have recently noticed that a new project has been
started in the area. According to the Merafong City Local Municipality, the project is called Varkenslaagte Mega
Project. It is funded by the Department of Human Settlements and executed by the Housing Development Agency.
A total of 12 491 housing opportunities will be created, some of which will be walk-ups or flats.
In the meantime, the launch of another project, the Elijah Barayi Village Mega City, is also scheduled to take
place tomorrow, 13 February.
According to the Merafong City Local Municipality, the Elijah Barayi Village is a Greenfield, mixed housing development situated in Welverdiend.
The project will also have amenities that include a shopping centre, business facility sites, an FET College, primary
and secondary schools, clinics, a library and a police station.
‘It is estimated that the construction activities in the development would generate job opportunities ranging from
general labour to senior management and the creation of SMMEs. Long term job opportunities will also be created
from the development deliverables after the construction,’ the municipality says.
The MEC for Cogta (Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs) and Human Settlement, Mr Paul Mashatile and the Merafong City Local Municipality’s executive mayor, Ms Maphefo Mogale-Letsie, will head the official project launch.

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