Almost 7 000 rental units in Cape Town have been refurbished, as Human Rights Month draws to
a close. The city says it is investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under-
invested areas and in improving the lives of its more vulnerable residents.
South Africans are generally better off today than they were in 1993, according to a new
research paper that looks at non-income welfare. The paper examines public and private assets,
as well as educational attainment, to understand the improvement in South Africans' well-being.
Over 1 000 Pelican Park homes have been handed over to their new owners. The
greenfields project is the only fully integrated housing development in Western Cape,
with subsidised, gap and bonded homes. Once completed, it will have all the facilities
needed to live, work and play.
The City of Cape Town and its partners are focusing on uplifting the public environment of
previously neglected areas to help improve safety and raise the quality of life for the residents in
those areas. In Khayelitsha, more than 17 capital projects at a cost of more than R180-million have
been implemented so far.
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