Ekurhuleni Metro launches the John Dube Village Mega City Development, this project forms part of the metro’s plan to roll out 100 000 units across the residential spectrum – social, BNG, FLISP and fully bonded units.
MEC for CoGTA and Human Settlements, Paul Mashatile, dignitaries and media attended the launch on the 500 ha site, situated on the Eastern Corridor of the existing Duduza Township.
The John Dube Village Extension 1 Mega City development will yield 12 295 units, with 6 147 subsidised units, 2 459 partially subsidised, 1 230 fully bonded units and 2 459 social housing opportunities.
The Mega Catalytic projects are characterised by mixed housing typologies, developments that promote the green economy and energy efficiency in houses, well located developments along transport nodes.
The metro aims to create well-designed, sustainable, integrated and secure neighbourhoods, which will enhance the value of property ownership for its residents, to upgrade and integrate the urban environment around Duduza Township area and Dunnottar Township within the Duduza CCC’ area and stimulate urban integration by creating a new town centre in the Duduza area.
The eastern cluster consists of John Dube, Brakpan, Tsakane and Chief Luthuli.
In the metro’s northern cluster 23 099 units will be created between Clayville, Tembisa and Esselen Park. The southern cluster Leeuwpoort, Van Dyk Park, Palmietfontein and Rietfontein will roll out 35 539 units, and the Germiston Urban Renewal southern cluster a further 15 103 units developed at Goodhope, Germiston Station, Fire Station, Dukathole, Kutalo-Stratchan, Pirowville, Balmoral and Comet.
The roll out of the metro’s mega city projects is scheduled to be implemented in phases and construction will take approximately seven years. The project should be in final stage by 2023 and work last construction work should be finished by 2024.