Trade union Solidarity claims the Cuban engineers actually have employment contracts to do engineering work and will not merely be “mentors.”
The FLISP housing subsidy is a government initiative aimed at encouraging home ownership for those earning between R3,501 and R22,000 per month.
Solidarity CEO Dr Dirk Hermann said the local engineers “offer more expertise at a lower cost than the import of Cuban engineers suggest.”
Lindiwe Sisulu has defended the secondment of 24 Cuban engineers to South Africa, saying they will provide training to South African candidate engineers.
Lindiwe Sisulu has reacted to a video showing an angry verbal exchange between her and the activist, Nkhosikhona Swaartbooi.
The government has allocated R600m to support tenants living in affordable rental housing who have been left financially distressed by COVID-19, Sisulu said.