The Theewaterskloof Municipality in the Western Cape managed to prevent an attempted land occupation in Caledon over the weekend. The municipal land was allocated for a housing project. The DA has called on the municipality to do everything in its power to protect the land, as the municipality is already dealing with the occupation of Knoflokskraal farm in Grabouw.
Last year, Patricia de Lille was locked in talks with various stakeholders to resolve the illegal land occupation in Grabouw. A task team was established, and a study will be conducted to determine layout possibilities by the end of March 2023.
What can you do?
- Research the current housing situation in the Western Cape and other areas of South Africa to gain a better understanding of the issue.
- Reach out to local government officials to learn more about the efforts being taken to address land occupation in the area.
- Connect with local organizations and activists working to address the issue of land occupation in the Western Cape and other areas of South Africa to learn more about their work and how to get involved.