Stuck in a rut: no money to relocate thousands from Khutsong sinkholes

Merafong municipality needs more than R6.549bn to move families to safety

26 January 2021 - 20:22 By mpumzi zuzile

Almost a year after Khutsong residents on the West Rand were due to be relocated because of safety concerns over huge sinkholes, the project has hit a financial snag.

Only 840 families of the 26,583 living in the area, almost 65% of whose homes had been classified as high-risk and not suitable for human settlement, have been relocated to a safer area...

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