fbpx
CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • Highlights of the Days Programmes
    Thu, 10:05 pm - 4:00 am
    [ - ]

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


Homelss tents settlements, a growing concern for residents in Norwood

Aug 26, 2021

By Mumtaz Moosa-Saley
26:08:2021

Having lived in this suburb for a long time, I must give credit where it is due between the residents association and the ward councillor. Norwood is an area that has become the most sought after neighbourhood in Johannesburg. It is well maintained and managed, and we have it all, including a string of restaurants and shops.

Almost five years ago, the city of Johannesburg had embarked on land for an upliftment project. The idea of affordable housing was to be made available, but this is happening at a snail’s pace, as no one knows where to go between contractors and the city.

The site has shown some progress, but residents have issues, such as homeless people erecting makeshift tents in public spaces. This has been a concern for residents living near the development.

However, illegal squatters now camp on a portion of the development site. A river that runs underground on the site poses a risk of collapse during rainy seasons.

Ward 73 councillor Eleanor Huggett alongside Supt Mbhalati from the JMPD, are working hard to ensure residents concerns are heard and the illegal structures we removed. Tents have been removed in the past, continuously, but they tend to pop up in other open spaces such as parks.

 

 

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

Who should we vote for?

Who should we vote for?

Mumtaz Moosa Saley 26:10:2021 The elections are just a stone's throw away, with many parties are campaigning hard to ensure a seat in their respective municipalities.  In the ward I live in, Ward 73, I only know of two candidates in the running. There has been no list...

read more
Blind man fights to keep his house after a R88k water bill

Blind man fights to keep his house after a R88k water bill

By Mumtaz Moosa Saley 19:10:2021 Achmat Ariefdien, who has been blind since 1982, is unemployed and cares for his aged father. Achmat received a warrant of execution from the City of Cape Town, threatening to take away his house. This comes after Achamt received a...

read more
What are you need to know about COVID-19 and your teen

What are you need to know about COVID-19 and your teen

By Annisa Essack 19:10:2021 South Africa's teenagers make up 11% of the population. According to the health department's acting director-general, Nicholas Crisp, South Africa has enough COVID-19 jabs to vaccinate up to half of the country's 6.5-million children...

read more
What you didn’t know about Global Hand Washing Day

What you didn’t know about Global Hand Washing Day

By Naseerah Nanabhai 15:10:2021 The 15th of October is a global day dedicated to creating awareness about the importance of washing our hands with soap. The attention is not only aimed at reducing the transmission of diseases but also promoting good hygiene. The first...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *