Hon Speaker, the ANC congratulates the people of Lekwa Local Municipality on the recent unveiling of a multimillion rand integrated human settlements project in Extension 8, Standerton.
This project will deliver 4 000 houses altogether, which will be integrated with schools and shopping centres, among other facilities. It will also create close to 21 000 job opportunities, which will include 1 000 permanent ones. On a much more sustainable basis, this initiative will boost the municipality's revenue by up to R60 million a year.
This integrated human settlements project is one among a series that will be delivered by the ANC government in various municipalities of South Africa, as part of its renewed mandate of bringing to an end apartheid patterns of settlement and spatial development.
The project will be counted alongside the Joe Slovo N2 Gateway project in Cape Town, Cornubia in Durban, Cosmo City in Johannesburg, and Lephalale in Limpopo, to mention but a few.
We in the ANC will do everything in our power to ensure that we continue to build a country where people can live together, play together, pray together and learn together. I thank you, Speaker. [Applause.]