Three disadvantaged families in Hammanskraal have roofs over their heads courtesy of the City of Tshwane in partnership with Chippa Holdings.
The city’s Human Settlement MMC Abel Tau joined the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements to hand over three low-cost houses to disadvantaged families from New Eersterust in Hammanskraal.
The houses were built by Chippa Holdings as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility. The company approached the City of Tshwane through ward councillors to identify three families who required housing assistance.
The beneficiaries include people living with disabilities and child headed families.
Two of the beneficiaries’ homes had burnt down in unfortunate fire incidents while the third family lived in a one room shack which collapsed as it was built on a wetland.
The houses were built using Alternative Building Technology, which consist of recycled and environmentally friendly materials. All three houses come fully furnished, including ablution facilities.
The houses were built by community members following training which was provided by Chippa Holdings.
Furthermore, Chippa Holdings has committed to supplying each family with monthly groceries worth R2 000 for a period of one year.
MMC Tau said “I would like to thank our stakeholder Chippa Holdings for their generosity and commitment to this project which has restored the dignity of the three families.
The City of Tshwane is always available to work with stakeholders to improve the lives of our residents. We remain committed to delivering quality low-cost housing to our people.”
Chippa Holdings Chairman Chippa Mpengesi said “Through our social responsibility programme, we have built 20 homes in the Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape because of our belief that South Africa is one nation. In Hammanskraal, we provided the material to build these houses and trained local people on how to build them. We are determined to assist struggling communities and partner with government to overcome the challenge of the housing backlog.”