Source: GroundUp (Cape Town)
By Sibahle Siqathule
Mayor and government intervene to help Flagstaff family get IDs, social grants and a better home
In May GroundUp reported how the six member family of 80-year-old Nothembinkosi Nontsasa had to live off her old age pension in two crumbling one-roomed mud houses in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape.
Her children could not get ID documents and were unable to get social grants for her grandchildren.
The family has now received a temporary housing structure and IDs after the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality and the departments of Human Settlements and Home Affairs intervened.