Construction Progress 18 May 2022

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

TRA Facility Construction Progress

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.

Mossel Bay UISP Phase 1 construction update

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

Sourcing of Local Labour for Construction Activities in Phase 1 of the Mossel Bay UISP

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

Mossel Bay UISP – Informal Settlement Forum Meeting 5 April 2022

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

Winning the SAICE National Award for the Mossel Bay UISP Project

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

Participatory Workshop 2: Evaluation and Improvement of the MoU between the Mossel Bay Municipality and the BLC’s.

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.

Citizen-led Beneficiary Community meeting called by BLC Volunteer Leaders at Emfuleni.

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.

1st Workshop for Phase 1 BLC’s of UISP Mossel Bay.

“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.

Update – Interim Shared Basic Services – Final handovers

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

Mossel Bay UISP featured on Heartbeat FM

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

IBS Construction update – First infrastructure handed over!

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 Contractor gearing up to commence with construction

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

NGO introduced to community

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