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100 Houses for Alexandrian Township| News by Staff Reporter
100 low cost houses will be built in Centenary Village, Alexandra
The Department of Human Settlements in Johannesburg is to spearhead a project that will see about 100 low cost houses built in Alexandra by the end of the year.
The houses will be built in Alexandra’s newest suburb, Centenary Village, and will serve as part of a commemoration for the township’s centenary.
According to the City of Johannesburg website, “About 47 houses will be built in Tsutsumani, on the far eastern bank of the Jukskei River, while the rest will be built in Marlboro, next to the Gautrain station.
“The Tsutsumani houses will be built off Vincent Tshabalala Road in the heart of Joburg’s oldest black settlement.”
The houses would be allocated to the “oldest residents” of the township, according to the Greater Alexandra Development Forum.
The houses would have to built on two separate sites, according to Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, treasurer of the organisation, because of the lack of urban density in the area.
“We would have loved to have built on one site but it was just impossible,” she said.
100 indigenous trees would also be planted in the township to mark the Alexandra centenary, distributed in pairs to schools, some churches, clinics, parks and old age homes.