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About VDA

The Vulindlela project is a Rural Enhanced People’s Housing Process project in the UMgungundlovu District Municipality, within the uMsunduzi Municipality.  The Vulindlela community established the Vulindlela Development Association (VDA), who applied to the KwaZulu Natal MEC of the Department of Human Settlements, for approval.

The Vulindlela EPHP project was approved for a total of 25 000 units, initially planned to be implemented over 5 years.  The project is undertaking to construct the 25 000 units, in all 9 wards within the Vulindlela Traditional Council, that is under 5 amakhosi; iNkosi NW Zondi, Late iNkosi SG Zondi, iNkosi ES Zuma, iNkosi S Mlaba and
iNkosi MSP Ngcobo.

The project encapsulates the principles of community participation and the institutionalisation of the participatory approach in delivering the integrated human settlements using the Enhanced People’s Housing Process Programme.  The model and operational plans of the project endeavours to address the alleviation of poverty, enhance community participation and transfer of skills.

The Vulindlela Project is delivered to the Vulindlela community understanding the critical nature of partnerships in effective delivery of community based programs.  Through a Community Resources Organisation (CRO) consortium, VDA engaged the services of a Technical Resource organisation – focusing on providing the technical and overall project management expertise; the Financial Community Resource Organisation – assuming a role of being fund administrators for the project.

Stakeholders include the uMsunduzi Local Municipality, the KZN Provincial Department of Human Settlements, the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), NURCHA as the financial CRO, Dezzo Development Holdings as the Technical CRO and the Ngonyama Trust Board (the land owner).
VDA Documentary

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