Veterans to get houses

Johannesburg - Government plans to build the first 5000 houses for military veterans, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Thursday.

"The policy instrument for building houses for military veterans was approved in 2006 and not a single house stands to attest that we have a housing policy for military veterans," Sisulu said in a speech prepared for delivery at the annual Govan Mbeki Awards in Johannesburg.

"I implore all of you here to direct your attention in September to ensure we can build the first 5000 houses for military veterans."

The awards showcase best practices in the housing sector.

The houses were a basic tribute that the military veterans deserved, Sisulu said.

Hennie Steyn 2014-08-15 07:36:22 AM
Antie - jy praat alweer K&K! You will NEVER build those houses - Just another publicity stunt - you , yourself could never even run the Defense Force properly - nou kruip jy gat!
Mapho;oba 2014-08-15 07:45:14 AM
You've been singing that song for a long time.
Kevin Marsh 2014-08-15 07:46:44 AM
By veterans you must mean SADF before 1994 . Veterans who were not in the SADF at that period really don't count and did nothing to deserve a house .
truthbetold221 2014-08-15 07:49:13 AM
We have a military?????
Arthur Harding 2014-08-15 07:53:23 AM
Here we go another Zimbabwe stunt pretty soon we are also gonna have 20 year old "veterans" claiming benefits
Truth.speak 2014-08-15 08:02:54 AM
Houses for votes. Give them food parcels as well
Emma Sanderson 2014-08-15 08:15:56 AM
I don't think Sisulu understands the concept of war veterans. Our war veterans are ex SADF military. Some people attended camps and some of those people planted bombs. Does this qualify you to be a war veteran? Whilst on the subject of army personnel - I think our army should be dispatched to patrol our borders and protect our animals. Let's face it they are hardly doing anything anyway? This gives them actual work on the job experience.
Bamba Rampele 2014-08-15 08:16:52 AM
we will trust them when we get our stolen land mines banks houses and cars back !!! we had all this and it was teken from us, now wi are poor !! viva juju to nationalise the mines and oceans and get land back nad drive out foreners !
Louis Van Den Elst 2014-08-15 08:19:54 AM
Is that white and coloured veterans or only the veteran freedom fighters Just asking
Jean Steyn 2014-08-15 08:28:05 AM
I served in the military from 1991 - 2003. Where can I apply for my house?