On 18 August 2016 Council members of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) visited Dark and Silver City Community Rental Units in their effort to monitor and evaluate building standards on the ground.

NHBRC Member of Council Themba Dlamini highlighted that the NHBRC will not tolerate any non-compliance and shoddy workmanship from homebuilders.

“We are visiting provinces in order to ensure that our inspectors are maintaining the building quality standards which in turn give consumers a guarantee that they are protected from poorly constructed buildings,” said Dlamini.

NHBRC’s Acting Provincial Manager Lebogang Mponeng said that each housing unit is assessed at various stages of construction to ensure that problems are identified and rectified as soon as possible.

“A newly enrolled home is subjected to a minimum of four and a maximum of eight inspections depending on the enrolment value of the home. This includes foundation, structure of the house and roofing,” he said

The project which is situated between Botshabelo and Bantu location will accommodate about 812 community members once it’s completed. Potential beneficiaries need to earn between R0-R3500 per month in order to qualify to stay in these units.

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For more information, please contact Molebogeng Taunyane on 011 317 0070 or molebot@nhbrc.org.za

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