Gauteng vows to assist homeless after lockdown ends

Gauteng vows to assist homeless after lockdown ends

The Department of Social Development in Gauteng has vowed to keep the province’s homeless people off the streets at the conclusion of the 21-day lockdown period.

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Gauteng Social Development

The province is in the process of finding temporary accommodation for about 15 000 vulnerable people as part of the measures to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The department’s Jabulani Hlongwane says Acting MEC Panyaza Lesufi has made it clear that the province will tackle the issue of homelessness once and for all.

"Social development will not allow the homeless people to go back to the streets after lockdown, there will be a process that is undertaken to reconnect them with their families, provide soft skills to integrate them into society," says Hlongwane.


"We will provide them with skills and also for them to go back to society and integrate themselves, and also rehabilitate those who rely on substances.”


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