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Umnotho Village Community

Umnotho Village is a non-profit approach to housing. "As a community we came together to buy our own land for housing".

The project was started by low-income families from the informal settlements of Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Life in the informal settlements is difficult with terrible living conditions. Daily people have to live with piles of uncollected waste, with lack of decent sanitation and no water.

Umnotho Village is a lovely development with 2000 mixed-income housing, located in Muldersdrift with easy access to Lanseria Airport, Cosmo City, North Gate, Fourways, Cradlestone Mall, Ruimsig, and most of Johannesburg and Mogale City.
Umnotho Village Includes:​​
  • Residential Stands
  • Business Stands
  • Health Facilities
  • Schools
  • Parks
Residential Stands


Residential Stand:

  • Stand Size: 150 - 240 m

  • Title Deed

  • Build a house of your choice

  • No shacks allowed

  • 5 years to build

Housing Developments
Greengate Ext 60 Umnotho Village

Greengate Ext 60

Portion 130 Rietfontein 189 IQ

Title Deed: T32772/2015

Greengate Ext 74

Portion 79 Rietfontein 189 IQ

Title Deed: T54025/2015

Greengate Ext 114

RE Portion 4 Rietfontein 189 IQ 

Title Deed: T42789/2021

Mogale Ext 28

Portion 63 Nooitgedacht 534 JQ

Title Deed: T98970/2015

Progress on Housing Developments
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Our Pilot Project (Test Village):

Umnotho is currently developing a pilot project for almost 50 families to start building their own houses. Umnotho is currently installing water and sewer infrastructure. 

Learning from the pilot, Umnotho will roll out bigger projects to allow more families to build for themselves. 

11 October 2022


Ethembalethu Eco Village:  Home to 150 families

Umnotho Village is inspired by Ethembalethu.

Ethembalethu Eco Village is a beautiful home to 150 families.
Ethembalethu (Our Place of Hope), is the first community driven housing project in Muldersdrift and a shinning example on how ordinary people can come together to achieve affordable housing.

The community raised its own funds to secure land and to conduct environmental studies for town planning processes. It was not easy, but after overcoming so many obstacles, the community finally partnered with the government to build the 150 houses.

Today Ethembalethu is a beautiful village with beautiful houses. Walking down the streets of Ethembalethu, it is easy to see how the community is proud and how it continues to maintain the village.

"It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

To read more on Ethembalethu:
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