Johannesburg and the Provincial Government of Gauteng has injected over US $49.49m as an investment for Kliptown development. This was noted by the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau during the recent launch of the Kliptown Development Project in Soweto.
Mayor Parks noted that the government was committed to Kliptown development as a historic place where people have flourished in freedom despite the past oppressions.
Through uplifting and improving the living conditions of the people of Kliptown, the Gauteng Provincial Government invested a total of US $66.16m in the last decade to develop the Kliptown.
The money used was still from Johannesburg and the Provincial Government of Gauteng and was used for development of houses, informal trading facilities, heritage sites, social amenities and storm water tapping areas upgrade.
There will be a further investment worth US $55.86m in the town for a medium term expenditure framework.
The Walter Sisulu Square in the region will also be renovated to improve its functions to the region and urban management systems.
Mayor Parks further noted that Klipton now has new taxi facilities, improved roads, rehabilitated wetlands and over 2600 housing units have been constructed since the introduction of the Housing Programme in Kliptown. The houses included fully subsidized freehold housing units and social housing units which will be managed by the City Social Housing Company.