ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY BUILD MODERN HOUSES
By: Mandisa Magwaza
The Urban Future Centre (UFC) held its weekly seminar, at Durban University of Technology architecture boardroom at Steve Biko Campus.
The focus was on the new social, public and multi-use housing development project Cornubia, building modern RDP’S for eThekwini Municipality citizens living in unacceptable conditions.
This seminar offered a unique opportunity to engage with the city about this very significant housing project. It was of great interest to those that are interested in design, architecture, social housing, public development partnerships and mega projects.
Co-ordinator of the Cornubia Development, Fadeya Ebrahim, said that Cornubia is the culmination of many years of hard work, planning, and implementation.
Ebrahim added that, “We have all benefited from the cities private partners, who have added tremendous value to the project. I am grateful to DUT in particular.”
Jeanette Wing, lecturer in the Department of Information Technology, said the presentation was very straight forward and interesting.
Town Planning BTech student Mishka Jalim said, “The seminar was interesting from a town planning perspective. The vision of the development came through and linked with that of the municipality and what we aim to achieve in Durban.”
The first phase of Cornubia was completed about five months ago, receiving a large amount of publicity.