Sub-contractors called to register

Third from left is the newly appointed Wolfgat Sub-council chairman Solomon Philander, and councillor for Ward 79. With him, from left, are Oscar Solomons, Peter Helfrich, both DA proportional representation (PR) councillors and Danny Christians, councillor for Ward 81.

Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha sub-contractors and service providers are being called to register their expertise and contact details with Wolfgat Sub-council and Sub-council 9.

Their services are particularly required for construction of the Beacon Valley housing project – a breaking new ground (BNG) project located on three different sites, bordering Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha sub-councils – for full ownership of a 40 square metre house, with qualifying criteria as per the housing requirements.

On Monday July 13, Solomon Philander, Wolfgat sub-council chairman and councillor for Ward 79, which includes Beacon Valley and Eastridge, said the sub-councils’ databases would be used to award tenders to local subcontractors.

“Local opportunities are part of any contract – local labour is built into the contract. Local labour opportunities are randomised from the sub-council database,” he said.

He said many people had been on the housing waiting list for a long time and many had been exploited by fraudulently being charged a fee to be considered for any housing prospects.

More than 1800 families are due to benefit from this project.

At a meeting held at Lentegeur civic centre on Saturday February 8, and attended by more than 1000 people, City of Cape Town housing official Benjamin van der Ross said the project had been ring-fenced for Mitchell’s Plain beneficiaries.

The community based supplier registration form is available at Wolfgat Sub-council office, Lentegeur administrative building, corner of Melkbos Street and Merrydale Avenue or Sub-council 9 at Site B Khayelitsha Shopping Centre.

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