The committee from Vosloorus Hostels, situated south of Boksburg and just east of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality, approached Planact for assistance with improvement of their living conditions. On the evening of the 12th of October, Planact attended a meeting in Vosloorus Hostel. This meeting was intended to formally introduce Planact to the active residents of the hostel and make sure that they understand what the organisation is about and what sort of assistance Planact can provide.

Planact’s introduction to the committee and the residents was well received and they are looking forward to working together.

Mike Makwela addressing residents in Vosloorus.
Mike Makwela addressing residents in Vosloorus.
Vosloorus hostel residents during the meeting.
Vosloorus hostel residents during the meeting.

Way Forward
As part of Planact’s Participatory Governance programme, the Vosloorus Hostel Committee will be capacitated and empowered to better engage with their local municipality (Ekurhuleni). As soon as the committee is familiar with government processes, Planact plans to implement the Integrated Human Settlement programme to upgrade and develop the area. In the long run, a precinct plan will be developed in consultation with the community and the municipality.