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Solutions for Western Cape Farm Residents' Housing

15 October 2012

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will deliver the opening remarks at the Western Cape Farm Residents' Housing Dialogue on Tuesday, 16 October 2012, at Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch.

There is a need for solutions for farm residents' housing in the Western Cape, and currently there is confusion among different stakeholders as to how to implement the farm residents' housing policy. This results in many farm residents being denied housing solutions, living under difficult conditions and having nowhere to go when their employment on the farms ceases.

The dialogue will bring together representatives from the Provincial Departments of Human Settlements, Environmental Affairs, Local Government and Agriculture and farmer and community representative groups, and, through their inputs, contribute towards an improved farm residents' housing guideline.

The guideline will clarify roles and responsibilities in farm residents' housing, and will also be an easily understood guide towards the implementation of farm residents' housing solutions to be used by municipalities and other government spheres. The guide, with the inputs from the different stakeholders, is expected to be ready by the end of November 2012.

Media Enquiries: 

Bruce Oom
Spokesperson for Minister Madikizela
Cell: 072 465 5177
Tel: 021 483 6622
Fax: 021 483 3888