The inner-workings of government bureaucracy: Thubelisha Homes Closure Report

17 07 2009

Note: I may be quite interesting to see how these kinds of government commissions operate in relation to controversial projects such as the N2 Gateway.  There is a lot of discussion but the commission does not seem to know what is going on.  Neither does it have any idea what the truth is.  For instance: They ask many times whether there continues to be structural defects in Phase 1 and never get a clear answer.  But shouldn’t they go visit and inspect the flats for themselves rather than talk about theoretically in these kinds of bureaucratic meetings?  Also notice how Phase 1 flat tenants were not even invited to participate despite Thubelisha’s misleading claim that they were being consulted.  Enjoy this insight into how failed government projects are rationalised as inevitable…

Thubelisha Homes Closure Report, Joe Slovo Informal Settlement briefings, Management Committee appointment
Human Settlements
Date of Meeting: 8 Jul 2009
Chairperson: Ms B Dambuza (ANC)
Documents handed out: Thubelisha Homes Mandate Presentation Read the rest of this entry »




Sexwale slams families protesting against government oppression and corruptipon

6 07 2009

AEC Note: Tokyo Sekwale, owner of a R56 million house, and a man who cited matchbox houses as one of his reasons for taking up arms against apartheid, declares protest against ‘housing’ far worse than apartheid’s matchbox houses to be ‘anarchy’ that will be met with ‘zero tolerance’….Also, see the Media Briefing below where Sexwale compares protesting families to armies of people holding bazookas….Also, now that Thubelisha and Trafalgar are gone, Joe Slovo Phase 1 will now be managed by the corrupt and problematic Cape Town Community Housing Company.

Sexwale warns unruly protesters

July 01 2009 at 10:45AM
By Gaye Davis

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has warned that the government will take tough action against people who want to render any part of the country ungovernable. Read the rest of this entry »





N2 Gateway flats to March on Zille to demand community management and acceptable rents – Tuesday

27 06 2009
AEC Press Release
On behalf of the N2 Gateway Phase 1 Flats (also known as Joe Slovo Phase 1)
 
Event: Residents of the N2 Gateway flats will march on Helen Zille to demand radical changes in the project’s management and normalization of rents
When: 11h00 on 30 June 2009
Where: from Keizersgracht to the provincial office of Helen Zille
Contact: Luthando 079 896 6126 at and Jimmy at 073 158 4835

NO TO EXORBITANT RENTS AT N2 GATEWAY! NORMALISE OUR RENTS!

NO TO MANAGEMENT FROM JOHANNESBURG! VOETSAK THUBELISHA!

WE WANT LOCAL MANAGEMENT UNDER OUR CONTROL! Read the rest of this entry »








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