‘Green’ housing project on the cards

JANET CHERRY
JANET CHERRY

PLANS for a housing development in Nelson Mandela Bay’s environmentally sensitive Seaview area have taken a giant step forward.

This comes after research showed it was possible to have a sustainable low-cost housing project, equipped with solar-powered lights and geysers and compost toilets.

Research conducted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Dr Janet Cherry on the Zweledinga and New Rest informal settlements revealed that government could grant the communities’ wishes to have RDP houses in an area surrounded by endangered indigenous trees. – Rochelle de Kock

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