I don't buy into RDP selling: iLIVE
I have to disagree with Leon Louw, who says people should be allowed to sell their RDP houses the next day after receiving them.
After waiting for years for a house why would they sell it immediately? What I have noticed in the Cape is that, within a few days of the RDP house springing up, a shack is put up in front of it.
We are never going to get rid of shacks if this is going to be allowed. In the suburbs if we want to add on anything, plans have to be sent to the council. This is not happening in the townships.
Obviously, checks and balances must be put into the contract so that if you have to leave the area, you can then sell your house.
Perhaps, as Louw says, we need to have a rethink about handing out free houses and provide serviced stands.
I have a feeling there are some very good ways of providing decent but inexpensive housing but those are unlikely to see the light for as long as government officials can profit from dodgy tenders.