The Western Cape Government’s Department of Human Settlements is upgrading the densely populated (28,64 hectares), Kosovo Informal Settlement in Cape Town South Africa, which is home to around 14,500 people . Increasing the availability of formal, affordable housing serviced with a water and sewerage system will improve living standards for the community.
During the project, smaller areas surrounding the Kosovo Informal Settlement are being developed, for which the bulk services being upgraded are also required. The residents will be moved to these developments, while the main area of Kosovo is redeveloped. In joint venture with MPAMOT we are undertaking planning, detailed design and construction monitoring services for the internal and bulk external water and sewer infrastructure for 5,000 new housing opportunities.
Increasing capacity, enabling sustainable development
The benefits of the project extend beyond the boundaries of the settlement. Upgrading the bulk water and sewerage systems will ensure sufficient capacity for Kosovo, and it will also alleviate constraints on capacity in the areas the infrastructure will pass through. With more capacity available, land around the services can be opened up for development.