A coordinated attack on the Mossel Bay UISP project erupted in the early hours of Tuesday 23 August 2022. Protestors entered the UISP construction area at Transand Camp and demolished approximately 20 of the 25 completed toilet structures that were built as part of the construction of enhanced serviced sites. Some of the installed water … Continue reading Protest Action disrupts Mossel Bay – UISP Project Destroyed
The Department of Human Settlements representative Mr. David Alli (Pr Pln) of the Informal Settlement Support Unit from Cape Town attended a UISP meeting with the Phase 1 Transand and Emfuleni (including Growing Hope) communities on Thursday 21st July evening at 18:00. Prior to the meeting, Mr Alli and Zutari visited the temporary relocation area … Continue reading Mossel Bay UISP Community Meeting 21 July 2022
The construction activities of the TRA facility (Temporary Relocation Area) is progressing well. The civil contractor (Entsha Henra) is finishing up with the civil works (road construction and connection of ablution blocks), while the top structure contractor (Asla Construction) is continuing with the erection of the housing units and storage units. The electrification of the … Continue reading TRA Construction update 18 July 2022
The first of the 250 TRA units are being erected and the construction of the retaining walls are progressing well:
PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SUB CONTRACTORS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A PORTION CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR 680 ERVEN AND TEMPORARY RELOCATION AREA (TRA): PHASE 2 You are hereby invited to submit a pre-qualification application for sub-contracting appointment of level CIDB 3 CE and 4 CE for sub-contracting work on a portion of the services for 680 erven in … Continue reading Call for Subcontractors – Advert 2
Mossel Bay Thusong e-Centre PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SUB CONTRACTORS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A PORTION CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR 680 ERVEN AND TEMPORARY RELOCATION AREA (TRA): PHASE 2 You are hereby invited to submit a pre-qualification application for sub-contracting appointment of level CIDB 3 GB and 4 GB for sub-contracting work on a portion of the services … Continue reading Call for local Subcontractors
The construction activities for the first phase of the Mossel Bay UISP is progressing well. The civil contractor (Entsha Henra) started with construction of the retaining walls at the TRA facility (Temporary Relocation Area). The TRA will consist of 250 housing units together with ablution facilities and storage and will temporarily accommodate the households that … Continue reading Construction update at TRA Facility – 8 June 2022
TDR126/2020/2021: SUPPLY, MANUFACTURE AND INSTALLATION OF PREFABRICATED HOUSING UNITS FOR THE TEMPORARY RELOCATION AREA The Inaugural Meeting with Asla Construction who is the appointed contractor that will construct the 250 TRA housing units, storage units and meeting facility took place on Wednesday 01 June 2022 on the TRA site at Kwanonqaba. Following the preparation of … Continue reading Inaugural Meeting with Asla Construction for the construction of the TRA units
The construction work at the Temporary Relocation Area (TRA) is progressing well. The groundwork for the platforms have mostly been completed and work on the retaining walls and the internal infrastructure has started. See a slideshow of the latest photos below and visit this site regularly for more updates.
The Contractor, Entsha Henra (Pty) Ltd is currently busy with the construction of the services for the Temporary Relocation Area (TRA) and the delivery of the first containerised ablutions facilities has taken place on site. Construction has also started in the Transand Camp Informal Settlement area. See the photos below illustrating the latest progress: Contractor's … Continue reading Construction Progress 18 May 2022
Construction is progressing well at the TRA facility. The civil contractor (Entsha-Henra) is preparing the site by building platforms, making the access road, and installing the ablution blocks and water and sewer infrastructure required to accommodate the 250 TRA units that will be erected on the site.
The construction activities for the first phase of the UISP is now truly underway. The civil contractor (Entsha Henra) started with construction at the TRA facility and have already cleared the site and started with earth works. The TRA facility (Temporary Relocation Area) will consist of 250 housing units together with ablution facilities and storage … Continue reading Mossel Bay UISP Phase 1 construction update
The sourcing of local general labourers in Mossel Bay that can assist the contractor with construction activities of the first phase of the Mossel Bay UISP is handled by way of a “shake-shake” process. The Strategic Service Department at the Mossel Bay Municipal is responsible to arrange the process called Shake-shake to employ local labourers. … Continue reading Sourcing of Local Labour for Construction Activities in Phase 1 of the Mossel Bay UISP
An Informal Settlement Forum Meeting was held on 5 April 2022. All the BLCs of the informal settlement areas in KwanonQaba were invited. The meeting was well represented by the members of most of the areas as well as Ward Councillors, Municipal Officials, the Implementing Agent (Zutari) as well as the contractor for phase 1 … Continue reading Mossel Bay UISP – Informal Settlement Forum Meeting 5 April 2022
The focus of the meeting was on the sizes of the serviced sites to be allocated to the beneficiaries of the Mossel Bay UISP. The workshop was held on the 17th of July at Zutari's office in George. Dialog between Zutari and the Informal Settlement Forum Executive Task Team (ISFETT) members The maps of the … Continue reading Community Engagement – Executive Task Team Workshop
Congratulations are streaming in from all over the country to congratulate Rudolf Schröder (Pr.Pln,M.PMSA,MTRP), the Integrated Human Settlement Development Consultant at Zutari and his team on winning the award for the best Community-based project at the SAICE National Award on Thursday evening, the 12th of November 2020, for Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme … Continue reading Winning the SAICE National Award for the Mossel Bay UISP Project
The second Workshop with the BLC’s of Phase 1 was conducted by Anne Timms and Rudolf Schröder from Zutari, at the Asla Park Community Hall on the 9th of October 2020. Ian Booi from Zutari and Brian Adams from DAG supported the workshops with excellent guidance at the various group activities. The workshop was conducted … Continue reading Participatory Workshop 2: Evaluation and Improvement of the MoU between the Mossel Bay Municipality and the BLC’s.
A meeting was called by the BLC volunteer leaders of Emfuleni on the 6th of October to elect three additional BLC volunteers. We want to welcome the new members and want to congratulate the BLC leaders with their citizen-led approach. "We are very proud of you!", said Anne Timms the Snr Communication and Stakeholder Engagement … Continue reading Citizen-led Beneficiary Community meeting called by BLC Volunteer Leaders at Emfuleni.
“The National Housing Code states that the UISP is “one of the most important programmes of government” which seeks to upgrade the living conditions of millions of poor people by providing secure tenure and access to basic services. It is a priority development initiative for the DHS and national government.” (A Resource Guide to Housing … Continue reading 1st Workshop for Phase 1 BLC’s of UISP Mossel Bay.
The construction of the interim shared basic services is the first step in the incremental upgrading process of the UISP and reached a major milestone in the last week. The final handovers of infrastructure (toilets and taps) were completed in the following areas: Asla Park A, B C & DSewendelaanEmfuleniTransand CampPA CampGentswana A, B & … Continue reading Update – Interim Shared Basic Services – Final handovers
The Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements intervention is featured on Heartbeat FM this Wednesday 16 October from 15:00. Tune in to 103.9 on your radio or listen to the station online by visiting https://www.heartbeattv.online/listenonline where Mr Solly Mavi - Senior Housing Officer (Stakeholder Liaison & Communication) of the Mossel Bay Municipality will be available … Continue reading Mossel Bay UISP featured on Heartbeat FM
The construction activities as part of the shared interim basic services (IBS) installation to all of the 23 informal settlement areas that form part of the Mossel Bay UISP Project, reached a huge milestone today! The first infrastructure that have been constructed at Brandwacht was handed over to the Mossel Bay Municipality on Thursday 25 … Continue reading IBS Construction update – First infrastructure handed over!
The construction activities of the installation of the interim basic services (IBS) are progressing well. The contractor Entsha Henra (Pty) Ltd is appointed to install the shared interim basic services (IBS) to all of the 23 informal settlement areas that form part of the Mossel Bay UISP Project. The site camp was established near the … Continue reading Construction Update – IBS
The Community liaison officers (CLOs) for the first two areas where construction of the Interim Basic Services will take place have been appointed. The role of the CLO is to be a spokesperson for the contractor and to provide community members with opportunities to express their concerns and raise issues with the project team. This … Continue reading First CLOs appointed and laborers sourced
The contractor Entsha Henra (Pty) Ltd is appointed to install the shared interim basic services (IBS) to all of the 23 informal settlement areas that form part of the Mossel Bay UISP Project. The construction commencement date according to the contract is 30 May 2019 and the construction period will be over a 41 week … Continue reading The Contractor gearing up to commence with construction
DAG (Development Action Group) is the NGO appointed by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) to assist the Mossel Bay Municipality on the deepening of the Community Capacity Building Interventions in informal settlements. DAG will focus on the following supplementary/complementary aspects: Community Capacity Building Interventions (focus on strategic institutional arrangements)Skills Transfer Interventions (focus … Continue reading NGO introduced to community
The contractor Entsha Henra (Pty) Ltd was formally appointed by the Mossel Bay Municipality on Friday 5 April 2019, as the contractors that will install the shared interim basic services (IBS) to all of the 23 informal settlement areas that form part of the Mossel Bay UISP Project! The employer’s agent is currently busy drafting … Continue reading Contractor for IBS formally appointed!
Welcome to the new website created for the Mossel Bay UISP Project! This is where you will get updated information on the project! The intention of this website is to keep all stakeholders and beneficiaries of the project up to date with the latest happenings and status of the project and to act as a … Continue reading Everything you want to know about the project!