SA Affordable Housing March - April 2019 // Issue: 75 - Page 23

PROJECTS The brand new fire station. The average household income of this area, according to a report conducted by Urban Econ in 2014, is R8 172 a month of which 62.9% of the people in the area have completed grade 12. Protea Glen is also considered as one of the safest areas in Gauteng, according to a study that included areas such as Sandton, Johannesburg, Alexandra, Sharpeville, Randburg and Tembisa. SCHOOLS Currently there are three high schools in Protea Glen. BASA private high school consists of 1 200 learners and is currently full and Protea Glen Secondary School that consists of 1 600 learners. In extension 29 Prestige College, another private school, was built in October 2017. Curro recently opened a new private primary and high school in Protea Glen in January 2019, which brings to three primary schools and two private primary schools in Protea Glen. Royal Schools are planning to build another private school in extension 20. The Development of Protea Industrial Park West will continue the current transformation of Soweto and surroundings from a dormitory suburb to a business hub. NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PROTEA GLEN Protea Glen extension 24 has recently been completed and construction of the new Taucal Eskom substation started on 2 February 2019. An additional 5 800 houses are planned by Cosmopolitan Projects in Protea Glen Extensions 25, 36, 38, 39 and 40. Currently marketing is underway at Extension 40 and the construction of 463 houses is planned to start on MARCH - APRIL 2019 21