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News in brief - Apr 2017 1st Edition

Over 29000 households have access to piped water

Over 29 000 households gained access to piped water between October and December 2016, says Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe.

He also said the construction of the Ncora Water Treatment Works and Kalahari East to Mier pipeline has been completed, while the Jozini  Pongolapoort and Gariep Dam are in the final stages of construction.

Over 611 000 households gained access to sanitation services and 20 599 households were served through the Rural Household Infrastructure Grant.

South Africa has been able to meet 50 per cent of its target for food production

South Africa has met its 50 per cent target for food production in the fourth quarter of 2016, despite the drought.

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe said 374 299 hectares of under-utilised land was cultivated on farms under the recap programme

A total of 244 073 people benefitted from food security initiatives by the Department of Social Development.

R30m to transform home building industry

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) will be spending more than R30 to million to transform the home building industry.

The announcement was made during the launch of the NHBRC Transformation Charter.

The launch a was partnership with the Department of Human Settlements.