Metsimaholo Local Municipality has joined hands with the provincial department of co-operative governance, human settlements and traditional affairs to provide decent homes for the people of Zamdela.
The partnership has developed a project called the Community Residential Units (CRU), which seeks to transform the housing system in the province.
The project which is expected to cost R116-million aims to complete 96 housing units of the envisaged 392 in the first phase by the end of June. The units will be occupied by renting residents who are already on the waiting list.
The units are also meant to make way for the intended demolition of the old apartheid government single male hostels which used to house migrant workers in the township.