Gift of the Givers Alex Housing Project
Activity is at a fever pitch at Alex on the site where Gift of the Givers are building 70 houses in honour of Mandela Day.
Approximately 200 workmen are on site at this unique development, where in effect, we build a house a day. But there's much more: a communal kitchen, communal bathroom, solar power, paved walkways, tarred roads, vegetable gardens, water supply and fencing. Fire resistant building materials are used, houses are spaced out and emergency vehicles can access every building easily and safely. These are all precautionary elements of this development.
This unique prototype village has the total co-operation of the Gauteng Provincial Government, Disaster Management, Johannesburg City Council, Parks and Recreation, and Agricultural Departments. Everything is on track for an official opening and hand over of houses on 4 September 2013. The event will be graced by President Jacob Zuma, several cabinet ministers, the premier of Gauteng and the mayor of Johannesburg in acknowledgement of this special housing development in honour of our Nelson Mandela.
But to witness the hive of frenetic building activity right now in these last days of development is an experience of a lifetime. You are most welcome to visit the site up till Sunday, 1 September 2013, to catch a glimpse of all that is happening and share in the excitement.