Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has set plans to relocate qualified residents in three temporary settlements rolling.
Report said qualified residents in Blikkiesdorp Temporary Relocation Area, Freedom Farm and Malawi Camp, Cape Town will be having new homes when plans are carried out.
This move was necessitated by the ACSA proposal for the development of the broader airport precinct. Hence, the need “for the possible relocation of these settlements.”
Speaking further in a statement, spokesperson for mayor Patricia de Lille, Zara Nicholson said, “Residents qualified for housing will be relocated to residential land on the west and east of Symphony Way”, however, no plans have been made for residents who do not qualify for the formal housing.
Also, the statement further revealed that developed plans and timelines will be unveiled in two weeks. Also, the city promised to conduct a long survey of the number of people residing in the area as the number of residents to be rehoused is yet to be ascertained.
Blikkiesdorp Temporary Relocation Area was established in 2007 under the Emergency Housing Code, Freedom Farm is a settlement on Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) land while Malawi Camp is on city-owned land.
Blikkiesdorp was meant to be a temporary settlement‚ but has since existed for nine years. The area was occupied by people who were evicted from other places in the Cape Town area.
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On a happy note, few days ago, the ACSA inaugurated its third regional solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at the Kimberley Airport in the Northern Cape.
The 500kWp power plant kick-started construction in September 2015 and was completed and commissioned within 24 weeks, at a cost of ZAR13.5 million ($903,636).
This power plant marks the third PV plant in ACSA’s airport portfolio. The first solar installation was at the George Airport shortly followed by Upington, which was simultaneously commissioned with Kimberley.