Question NW312 to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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08 March 2021 - NW312

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, with reference to the property known as Elwyn Court, Chelmsford Road, Vredehoek, Cape Town, the property has been declared a problem building by the municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) for what reason and (b) what steps did her department take to rectify the problem; (2) whether the specified property is occupied; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) by whom and (b) do the occupants pay any rent?


The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. I am informed by the Department that:

a) The Department, as owner of the property; was ordered in terms of section 6 (5) of the Problem Building By-Law of 2010 to repair, renovate, repaint, alter, close, demolish, secure, or remove all refuse from, the problem building.

b) As the property is unlawfully occupied, the Department handed over the matter to the Office of the State Attorney for eviction as well as engaged with the Department of Human Settlements and the Local Authority to undertake the profiling process of all the occupants and to provide alternative accommodation for the unlawful occupants in order for this office to prepare for eviction.

2. Yes.

a) Herewith the names of the unlawful occupants:





Lerna Marneveld



Thembakazi queenie Mbolo



Colleen Booysen



Elizabeth Booysen



Vinzenzo Booysen



Mary Elizabeth Lang



Sean Charles Lang (spouse)



Brandon Owen Lang (adult child)



Gerhardus Wilhelmus Stoop


b) No, they are not paying any rental.

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