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23 November 2020

MEC Pieters to handover enhanced new homes to military veterans in BCMM

EAST LONDON ———- In efforts to restore the dignity and provide military veterans with access to adequate housing, the EC Department of Human Settlements, will launch a housing development project boasting of unique features, built for military veterans from various liberation movements in BCMM. MEC of Human Settlements, Ms Nonkqubela Pieters, will hand over 8 completed enhanced houses for the first military veteran’s project in BCMM, on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

The project implemented by the Provincial Department of Human Settlements in phases has a total of 28 houses and allocated budget of R6 million. The project scope entails the construction of 28 housing units (50 m2) in various wards, both rural and urban, that include, internal and external plastering and painting, insulated ceiling, electrical tubing, 1m aprons, tiled roofs and gutters, septic tank, car-port, fencing of site, floor tiling with ceramic tiles. A total of 8 houses in Dimbaza are completed in this project and will be handed over on the day.

Some of the military veterans set to receive new houses include 54-year-old Simphiwe Luguxa, who is unemployed and currently living with his wife and 4 children at his mother’s house. 50-year-old Thembinkosi Saliwa who is married with 3 children will also receive a new house. The other beneficiary is 49-year-old Ayanda Nkala who is living with his wife and 3 children in a family home in Ndevana. The other beneficiary is 50-year-old Mntunzima Gqoloda who is unemployed and living with his 5 children in his family home.

One of the qualifying criteria is for the military veteran to belong to a registered Association within the database of the Department of Military Veterans. The Military Veterans Housing Programme is aimed at assisting and supporting military veterans and their dependents.


The media is invited to the handover to be held as follows:


Date:              24 November 2020   


Venue:            Dimbaza West


Time:              10h00






ISSUED BY: Ministry of Eastern Cape Human Settlements

Enquiries: Spokesperson Mr Masiza Mazizi

Cell: 072 389 8609/ 076 804 4292

Facebook: EC Human Settlements News Channel