Neglected Dan Tloome Mega Housing Project residents suffer a severe lack of service delivery

Issued by Mervyn Cirota MPL and Evert Du Plessis MPL –
21 Sep 2023 in Press Statements

Residents of the neglected Dan Tloome Mega Housing Project in Wheatlands, Randfontein, continue to suffer due to terrible infrastructure and a severe lack of basic service delivery.

The housing units were not properly built; the walls are cracking, and the geysers are leaking. The infrastructure is on the verge of collapsing and won’t last longer should it not be fixed. There is no regular refuse removal, and crime is a major issue.

Today, the Democratic Alliance (DA) conducted an oversight inspection at the Dan Tloome Mega Housing Project, and we were shocked about the state of the infrastructure.

Since the residents occupied these housing units four years ago, there have been no plans in place to build a clinic, police station, schools, or shopping centres.

The DA proposes that the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlement, Lebogang Maile, urgently conduct a geotechnical assessment of the buildings and provide a report which will determine how to fix it.

We also demand an urgent intervention from various provincial departments to ensure these residents have access to much-needed basic services.