I2UD Proposal Under Construction

The construction of a taxi rank and other key interventions proposed as part of I2UD’s urban regeneration plan for the Township of Ezakheni is under way with funding from the Neighbourhood Development Programme Unit of the South African National Treasury. In 2010, I2UD worked with the South African engineering firm Worley Parsons RSA and in close consultation with the Ladysmith/Emnambithi Local Municipality to develop an urban design framework and pilot projects for this economically distressed township located 3.5 hours southeast of Johannesburg. The treasury has also agreed to provide funding for an entrance feature to the town as well as a public park, and has approved the upgrading of a key vehicular bridge by early 2012.