7 June 2016
Western Cape Government
Dear Premier Zille,
Concerned Quakers in the Western Cape support the call for approximately 7 hectares of State Owned Land in Sea Point, formerly occupied by Tafelberg School, to be made available for affordable family housing.
This could be a Kairos Moment, a critical turning point, toward narrowing the enormous gulf in living conditions between families who live near the CBD and those who live far out in the Cape Flats. This could be time for healing of wounds caused by the Eiselen Line, the Labour Preference Areas and so many Group Areas and Removals in the Western Cape.
People are calling for family housing, in safer areas, near to work opportunities and schooling … these are important social determinants of health, especially for children, and are included in our SA Constitution under the Bill of Rights.