A unique partnership between the Gauteng Provincial Government and Chippa Holdings, which owns Chippa United, will ensure that some deprived families in Hammanskraal – North of Tshwane will receive decent homes after years of hardship.
On Monday at 10:am, the MEC for the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, Lebogang Maile, will hand over three houses to families who need shelter.
The beneficiaries include people living with disabilities and members of child-headed families. The houses were built by the Chairman of Chippa Holdings, Siviwe Mpengesi, after he was alerted by community leaders to the plight of these families. Some of these families had their houses burnt due to power surges, while another family lived in a one-room shack that collapsed because it was built on a wetland.
Using alternative building technology to achieve efficiency, cost-effectiveness and speed, Chippa Holdings completed the houses just in time for the families to avoid flooding currently plaguing some parts of the country. These houses come fully furnished and with state-of-the-art toilets which do not need to be connected to any infrastructure.
This toilet technology could be an answer to the dangerous pit latrines. Apart from changing the lives of these families forever, this handover will showcase a legally approved Alternative Building Technology which could potentially alter the human settlement landscape.