Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
Community participation has been essential for the success of the Cosmo City development.
Workshops, public notices, advertisements and personal notification were some of the means used to engage the community in the process and the design proposal accommodated the community's comments.
In February last year Sowetan commented: "It's only in its second year and the Cosmo City development north of Johannesburg is proving to be a project that government and communities are proud of. More than 441 families have already taken occupation of their new RDP houses with full services including electricity, water and sanitation.
"The mixed income housing development is the first of its kind in the country and though it has just recently accommodated its first members, it stands as a beacon of hope that the rich and the poor can live side by side and share in the country's wealth."
Meanwhile, new housing estates are springing up to meet the needs of an emerging black middle class, and new funding has become available.