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Wolwerivier service delivery issues spark housing debate

Residents of an informal settlement outside Melkbos are demanding the City of Cape Town address their service delivery grievances.

The group, who are located in the Wolwerivier informal settlement, on Monday demonstrated outside the Civic Centre.

Craig, a caller in Somerset West, initiated discussions regarding service delivery in the community, lamenting the lack of accountable governance by the municipality.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Residents claim they’ve been dumped at the relocation camp, after the City moved about 300 families there in July.

The City's Benedicta van Minnen on Tuesday said that emergency housing accommodation had been erected for vulnerable families, adding that electricity and other services such as school transport are still being finalised.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Meanwhile, Wolwerivier community worker Tony, said there has been little engagement with the residents and community leaders, challenging van Minnen response to several concerns.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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