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ANC housing development in Tarlton yet another failed pre-election promise

The controversial Brickvale housing development in Tarlton in the Mogale City Local Municipality is another shining example of a failed pre-election promise by the ANC, with residents bearing the brunt.

The project was riddled with corruption and mismanagement when it commenced just before the 2021 elections.

The FF Plus lays the blame for the problems with the development squarely on the shoulders of the ANC in Mogale City and the Gauteng Department of Human Development.

The residents of Tarlton just outside Krugersdorp must endure the stench of sewage from the Brickvale housing complex on a daily basis.

The electric pump used for pumping Brickvale’s waste 16km to the Percy Steward sewage treatment plant is out of order and whenever it is repaired, the electrical components are stolen.

Sewage is currently being diverted to a huge pit, which not only causes an unbearable stench, but also poses a danger to residents and especially children playing in the area.

In addition, Brickvale was built on dolomite soil, which means the sewage pit could soon cause a sinkhole.

Moreover, the land was never rezoned from agricultural land to an urban development.

Occupancy certificates cannot be issued as the prescribed SANS 10400 Building Regulations for town developments were not adhered to and there is a substantial fire hazard because residential units were built less than the required distance from each other.

The internal water and sanitation network is inadequate and the already limited capacity of the Percy Steward sewage treatment plant was also not taken into account.

The FF Plus had previously posed questions to the MEC for Human Settlements, Lebogang Maile, regarding the amount for which the property was procured. The amount was R64 million, while the municipal valuation reflected an amount of R2,6 million at the time the transaction was concluded.

The FF Plus will lodge a complaint about the development and the dangers it poses to residents with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and ask the Public Protector (PP) to investigate the matter as well.

Voters should get rid of the ANC in Gauteng on 29 May and replace it with a coalition government of which the FF Plus is part.

Together, we can restore and rebuild Gauteng and its municipalities.



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