Executive Mayor Parks Tau hosted an event at Lufhereng on 27 August 2016 to celebrate the achievements and future plans for the Lufhereng Mega Project.
At this prestigious event, dignitaries handed over a number of subsidized houses to beneficiaries from the 1996/1997 waiting list, inspected FLISP housing stands and handed over houses for Military Veterans which the Lufhereng Development Company constructed. The festivities further included the official opening of the R260 Million Lufhereng Electrical Sub-Station by City Power and the unveiling of the 1st phase social housing project by Joshco which will yield 407 one and two bedroom rental units.
Construction is set to continue unabated in 2016/2017.
The official launch video can be viewed by following the link below:The project was also featured in the press:
The first development phase of 1832 subsidized housing units was concluded in 2012. After appointing the Lufhereng Development Company as the City of Johannesburg’s turn-key implementation agent, construction on the next phase of the Lufhereng Project commenced in 2014.
The following was achieved in the past 2 years:
The Executive Director of Housing of the City of Johannesburg, Thabo Maisela officially handed the signed Turn-key development contract to the Lufhereng Development Company on 8 October 2014. This ceremony was held at the Saxon Hotel in Sandhurst.
The Lufhereng Agri-Estate is an innovative urban agricultural concept that is carefully integrated into the development and forms an integral part of the Lufhereng housing development. Lufhereng promotes a unique live and work environment to residents with the opportunity also to engage in agricultural activities.It is anticipated that agriculture will stimulate and improve the local economy, thereby further promoting the concept of sustainable communities and human settlements. This concept is a first for Gauteng.