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LOCAL SMME’S APPOINTED TO CONSTRUCT HOUSES

17 November 2022
Appointment letters for the construction of 70 houses in Ocean View, Jeffreys Bay were signed on Tuesday, November 15 between Kontinental Engineering and 10 SMMEs. At the signing of the appointment letters are (back from left) Mawethu Penxa (Kouga Human Settlements Manager), Khanya Cakata (Kouga Chief Building Control Officer), (front) Zukiswa Jama (Kontinental Engineering), Thuleka Ngeleza (Woman of Strength Projects), and Pretty Booysen (P.N.P. General Trading Company).

Appointment letters for the construction of 70 houses in Ocean View, Jeffreys Bay were signed on Tuesday, November 15 between Kontinental Engineering and 10 SMMEs. At the signing of the appointment letters are (back from left) Mawethu Penxa (Kouga Human Settlements Manager), Khanya Cakata (Kouga Chief Building Control Officer), (front) Zukiswa Jama (Kontinental Engineering), Thuleka Ngeleza (Woman of Strength Projects), and Pretty Booysen (P.N.P. General Trading Company).

APPOINTMENT letters for the construction of 70 houses in Ocean View, Jeffreys Bay were signed on Tuesday, November 15 between Kontinental Engineering and 10 Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) – a first for Kouga Municipality.

The total project package is valued at R8.75 million.

“The historical project forms part of the much-needed Ocean View 1 500 housing project, of which the internal services – including sewer, water, and electricity – have been completed at a cost of close to R50 million in December 2021,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

“The funding application for the construction of the first 668 houses over the next two years for underprivileged residents in the area was submitted in 2019 and funding approval of R 78 067 403 was received on 9 February 2022.

“With the construction of 200 houses already in full swing, some R28 594 000 will be spent in the 2022/23 financial year.

“The remaining 468 top structures are planned for construction in the 2023/ 2024 financial year.”

Hendricks said the municipality has embarked on a campaign to capacitate local SMME’s to successfully tender for construction projects across the region.

“This enabling environment is starting to yield positive results which will see the creation of local employment for residents, as well as the provision of sustainable and integrated human settlements.

“It also forms part of one of our important Keep Kouga Growing narrative – which is one of seven narratives at Kouga Municipality.”