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Poor have right to good land - Mbeki

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Moshoeshoe Monare

President Thabo Mbeki yesterday flayed unscrupulous "landlords" who raked in incomes from illegally renting out empty inner-city buildings.

He also said it was time to put a stop to "pro-rich" housing developments, including gated communities and golf estates, where the wealthy had the best land situated near the best facilities, and the poor were relegated to dusty, semi-developed land far situated far from modern infrastructures.

Beste grond vir dié buurte moet stop - Mbeki

Ontwikkeling-strategieë wat die beste grond aan traliebuurte en gholflandgoedere voorsien terwyl armes tevrede moet wees met semi-ontwikkelde grond wat ver van moderne infrastruktuur geleë is moet end kry, het pres. Thabo Mbeki gister in Johannesburg gesê © Naweek-Beeld

Address by The President of SA: Brickfields

Address by The President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at the opening of the Brickfields Housing Development, at the Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg
Issued by The Presidency
12 August 2005

Honourable Minister of Housing, Lindiwe Sisulu,
Honourable Premier of Gauteng, Mbhazima Shilowa,
Your Worship, Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Amos Masondo,
MEC for Housing, Nomvula Mokonyane,
Chairperson of the Johannesburg Housing Company, Murphy Morobe,
Chief Executive Officer of the Johannesburg Housing Company, Taffy Adler,

Mbeki opens Brickfields housing

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By Lucky Sindane

The staff of the Johannesburg Housing Company with the president

THE R97,8-million Brickfields project in Newtown, the largest ever public-private partnership in housing in South Africa, was officially launched by President Thabo Mbeki on Friday, 12 August.