For Immediate Release
07 July 2023
Attention: Editors, News Editors, Political Editors, Political Reporters

MEGA CITY COMES TO MOGALE CITY – 17 000 Mixed Housing Development to be built in Nooitgedacht

The Executive Mayor of Mogale City Danny Thupane delivered the State of the City Address
today and revealed that a mega city will be built in the Nooitgedacht area of his city.
The buoyant Thupane said that the proposed city-within-a-city development has been
submitted to the National Department of Human Settlements for subsidy funding. He also
indicated that the development planning studies up to township establishment have been

The Executive Mayor also said that another development of similar size will start in Kagiso
Township, and it will be called Leratong Smart City. The municipality has already invested
substantial amounts of money to build infrastructure that will support the development. In total,
the human settlements projects that Thupane tabled today promise a yield of 52 558 housing
units to be built in all four corners of the city. Among these developments will be two named
after late struggle stalwarts, Dr Nthato Motlana and Dr Molefi Sefularo. The city has a housing
backlog of 32 000 units.

The Executive Mayor also announced that the Krugersdorp Game Reserve is being
commercialized through a public private partnership arrangement. He also said that Bob van
Reenen Stadium will be a Special Project of his office and will receive focused fund
mobilisation for its refurbishment and revamp so that athletes can start to use it again.
Thupane also announced that the municipality will enlist the services of a hydrological
engineer to assist with draining water out of the waterlogged Kagiso Cemetery.

The municipality is also working with Harmony Gold Mine, Rand Water, the City of
Johannesburg as well as the West Rand District and Gauteng Provincial Government to drain
out the flooded Swanneville area before a situation like the Jagersfontein, Free State tailing
failure arises.

In order to deal with its 47% unemployment rate when the national rate is 32.9%, the Executive
Mayor announced a slew of environmental projects that will absorb a total of 1120 unemployed
people immediately, as well as partnerships with research and learning institutions that will
provide necessary skills and jobs to the unemployed.

The Executive Mayor also announced that municipal stands will soon be sold for residential,
business and church purposes while other sites will be set aside, and development proposals
will be called for from investors.

A determined Thupane encouraged residents to work together to ensure that the municipality
is restored to its rightful place. “Anyone who is serious about the well-being of the residents of this city should want to bring back that glory. There is absolutely, no time for bickering,” Thupane said.


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