The N2 Gateway project involves the development of fully subsidised rental and affordable bonded homes in sustainable settlements along the N2 highway in the Western Cape.
A national government-led priority, the N2 Gateway is intended to address historic and endemic problems associated with rapid urbanisation, poverty and homelessness in the area. Although the project began in 2005, it was formally handed over to the HDA when the agency was established four years later. Like Zanemvula, the HDA acquired some the project’s problematic legacy along with it, and has managed these challenges through similar measures: improved communications, increased institutional ties and stronger project management capabilities.
As the implementing agent for this mega-project, the HDA is working in close collaboration with the Western Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements and the City of Cape Town to deliver about 15 000 homes to communities in five precincts: New Rest, Delft 7-9 and Delft Symphony, Boystown and Joe Slovo. The commitment of all parties to building human settlements that promote human dignity, and creating healthy and cohesive communities has been identified as vital to the success of the project.
Phase one of the N2 Gateway project is almost complete, with almost 12 000 units handed over to beneficiaries to date. A brief summary of the development in each precinct is provided below:
The HDA is currently managing all aspects of the project, from planning to procurement, construction to occupation.
For more information on the N2 Gateway project, take a look at our most recent newsletters or contact our Western Cape regional office.