ActionSA Calls on National Treasury to investigate incomplete RDP Houses in Kuruman

ActionSA wrote to National Treasury to investigate the incomplete RDP houses in Spokiesdorp – Kuruman since 2018.

In a municipal report, the project was approved for the construction of 240 RDP houses, however only 169 have been completed and handed over to their owners, the rest of the 71 remain incomplete.

To that end, ActionSA calls on National Treasury to investigate and blacklist the companies that have absconded the project under Section 28 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004.

Under the Act, a competent court is empowered to direct that the convicted person’s particulars, the sentence, and conviction be endorsed on the Register.

As an organisation that advocates for the Rule of Law and Ethical Leadership in governance, we cannot overemphasise the need to hold those responsible for irregularities and wrongdoing to account. This straddles across all areas and all stakeholders, both in the public sector and private sector.

The Northern Cape Provincial leadership cannot afford, if they really wish to make progress in addressing the already overwhelming housing backlog in the Province, for housing projects to remain incomplete while residents remain without proper housing and permanent shelter to call home.

The forgotten communities of Kuruman have already been failed and subjected to enough neglect by the government. More must be done to restore dignity to families, restore institutional trust and restore hope to the people of Spokiesdorp.

Furthermore, ActionSA will lay a complaint with the Human Rights Commission to assist in resolving the issue of all incomplete houses in the Northern Cape.