COCT approves more than 17k building plans despite Covid lockdowns

The City of Cape Town has approved over 17 000 building plans worth R16 billion during the past year despite COVID-19 lockdowns.

Mayoral spokesperson Lyndon Khan says a significant development, the Harbour Arch on the Foreshore, will create more than 13 000 jobs during the construction phase as part of the approved building plans.

The project is expected to attract an injection of approximately R14 billion in the local economy, contribute around R2,4 billion to household income of those who will be employed in the development project and upgrades infrastructure in the City of Cape Town.

It will also add 5 000 permanent jobs to the hospitality and retail uses that will flow from the development.