AlexInquiry All spheres of government needed for lasting solution to housing issue in Alexandra — Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moilaoa
All spheres of government are needed to find a lasting solution to the issue of housing in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg.
Earlier this year, the two-week protest prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to step in when he visited the township and promised to address their concerns which ranged from waste removal to housing.
“The inquiry panel will recommend that the director-general is subpoenaed as her conduct clearly demonstrated she is not willing to cooperate,” he said.
One of the most contentious issues is the overcrowding of the township, with a population of more than 500 000. At the helm of this is the alleged failed R1.3 billion renewal project which was launched in 2001, and according to the City of Johannesburg, was aimed “to improve the physical, social and economic environment of Alexandra, thereby instilling a culture of civic pride.
The city maintains that the R1.3 billion allocation was never received by the city, and that an investigation was being done to scrutinise what monies were actually received and what was done with the money.
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“As you can see, there are other projects that are happening there, it’s not like there are no projects. I wouldn’t say it’s a neglected area,” he said, as he presented a slideshow of work which was being done to the inquiry.
“We have a dilemma regarding waste collection and our dilemma is that we cannot manage the waste backlog if we miss a day of waste collection.”Read more: City Press
They voted for the very same people who failed them now they must go and swim in that filthy water.
Alex residents hope inquiry will yield better living conditionsThe commission is investigating the possible violation of basic human rights. We are doomed... 😥 true but after 15 years.remember Da is still in power Keep on dreaming.....
Alex inquiry: City of Joburg refutes residents’ claimsArmed with slick presentations the City of Johannesburg has been at pains to explain to the residents of South Africa’s oldest township why their lives have not visibly improved.
This is just 'a lot of boardroom talk' - Alex resident reacts to SAHRC, Public Protector inquiryA frustrated Alexandra resident says she doesn't have high hopes for the inquiry the SA Human Rights Commission and Public Protector are holding, to look into the community's plight. Sesona_Ngqaks But wait Cyril was there and promised to build 1 million houses, and fix Alex, for your votes, if nothing happens, hey you voted for corruption.
Commission berates Baleni for no-show at Alex inquiryThis was the second time the Gauteng office of the premier’s director-general failed to attend the inquiry, where she was expected to testify.
‘The development of Alex has been arrested’ inquiry hearsOver a hundred members of the Alexandra township community came out to East Bank Hall, Alex, on Monday to share their grievances about service delivery and the mushrooming of illegal structures with the South African Human Rights Commission.
Residents vs empty promises: Did the Alex Shutdown change their vote?SAElections2019 “Even if I changed the party I was going to vote for, it would not make a difference because all politicians are the same. They are using us,' says Alex resident, by PalesaDlamini_0
We are tired of being a charity township - Alex resident'We are tired of being a charity township, where you will see the business people come only for 67 minutes during Mandela's birthday month.' Why don't you find solutions to your own problems. May people give 67 minutes to other worthy causes.
Alex residents accuse CoJ of misleading SAHRC over renewal projectThe commission has been hearing evidence from Alexandra residents and the city on the matter.
R1.6bn for Alex renewal project unaccounted for — residentsAlexandra township residents came together before the South African Human Rights Commission to express their unhappiness at the situation of the township. But keep on voting ANC. After 25 years of democracy there should not be a such things as townships.
We are tired of being a charity township - Alex residentAlexandra should not be treated as a charity case by business. Then pull your fingers out of your arses and do something constructive.
1.6-bil for Alex renewal project unaccounted for — residentsThe establishment of the AlexInquiry follows the AlexTotalShutdown protests in April, where residents protested against the poor service delivery in the township and issues surrounding provision of housing. Why's the inquiry taking place whilst many are at work, how can we make our input?