The J.E.W.E.L of The South Coast


For Immediate Release

25 June 2019


Umdoni Rural Housing Projects aims to restore dignity

IN an effort to ensure that the previously disadvantaged communities are better taken care of by the current government, Umdoni Municipality has placed emphasis towards the completion of the Umdoni Rural Housing Projects set to benefit and restore dignity to thousands of communities.

The communities of Malangeni, Umzinto and Vulamehlo areas are witnessing change in their localities as the multimillion rand rural housing projects progressively unfold with approximately 2000 houses built to date.

The Malangeni Rural Housing Project has 406 units completed with a remainder of 94 units to be completed by 30 July 2019. The municipality has further submitted a funding application for consideration to Department of Human Settlements to build another 500 units for the second phase of this project.

Efforts to clear the slums in Umzinto and restore dignity to hundreds of needy communities are slowly but surely realized as 500 units have been completed under the Umzinto Slums Clearance Project. Phase 2 of this project will commence in the start of the new financial year. The completion of this project will ensure that the people of Umzinto Slums have a more conducive living space.

A beam of hope has also been created in the deep rural areas of Vulamehlo as attention is given to the basic needs of this community. The municipality has completed the construction of 1000 units benefiting wards 5 and 7 of Vulamehlo with construction of another 1000 units in progress which will bring the total number of units built for this community to 2000 by the end of the 2020/2021 financial year.

The municipality strives to deliver quality services to its communities and in doing so, it is important to note that the quality of the houses being built has been improved. The current spec of houses includes two bedrooms, kitchen and lounge, electrical connections, roof tiles, thermal insulation, internal ceilings, wooden doors, external plaster and painting, water tanks and VIP toilets.


In our endeavours to triumph over the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality, the municipality continues to ensure that local communities benefit from these projects through temporary employment while simultaneously empowering local businesses through sub contracts especially women, youth and people with disabilities. Such opportunities for our local people moves our municipality a step closer towards defeating the scourge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

For all service delivery news and updates, follow our Facebook page: Umdoni Municipality News or contact our Customer Care Services on: 039 974 9500 or 087 286 5329 for any other service queries.




For more information and media queries contact:

Manager: Communications

Ms Sphelele Cele

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.