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Human Settlements department Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to investigate housing project

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is investigating all recent emergency housing projects following a public outcry over shoddy workmanship.

Concerns were also raised that the units were overpriced. More than 40 structures were built in Tzaneen in Limpopo at a cost of R2-million.

A similar project in Burgersfort costing R17-million, has since been halted.

Lindiwe Sisulu

Sisulu has instructed her Director-General to investigate all Temporary Residential Unit projects.

She says there is a responsibility to spend limited resources wisely and that shoddy workmanship will not be tolerated.

The Minister said action will be taken if norms and standards have been flouted.

In other news – Clicks warn EFF against planned protest

Lawyers representing Clicks responded to the EFF’s threats to shut down stores across the country on Monday. Learn more

Source: eNCA

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