Residents of Nkaneng Informal Settlement Must Benefit From
the Special Presidential Package

28 August 2013    


The IFP calls on government to ensure that residents from Nkaneng informal settlement also benefit from the Special Presidential Package.


IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements Mr Petros Sithole MP, said, “The living conditions at Nkaneng informal settlement near Lonmin’s Marikana mine are terrible. There is no water, electricity, roads are in poor condition and people are living in shacks. Government must urgently intervene by providing necessary basic services to these people.”


Sithole further stated, “The ministerial committee tasked with assessing the situation in distressed mining communities, including the Minister of Human Settlements, Connie September, must allocate sustainable housing projects for Nkaneng informal settlements' residents. Mining communities continue to be neglected by government. It is high time that government ensured that the working and living conditions of mining communities are improved,” concluded Sithole.



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole, 082 743 1348


Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675