DA welcomes GOOD’s support for our proposal on Acacia Park
21 September 2021
Please see below a map of Acacia Park and the surrounding national government-owned land:
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the announcement made earlier today that GOOD, a junior coalition partner in the ANC national government, supports the DA’s call to release land owned or leased by the military – presumably including Acacia Park – for housing.
In a statement released this morning in response to the DA’s ongoing efforts to force the release of Acacia Park to provide housing for the people rather than politicians, GOOD’s Brett Herron states that “The GOOD Party agrees with the DA that the old military bases in Cape Town, or parts thereof, would be helpful if they were turned over to housing.”
The DA has specifically called for this process to start with the release of Acacia Park, which is a move-in ready social housing project currently occupied only by a handful of Members of Parliament, but our call to provide housing to the people rather than politicians has been callously rejected by the Minister of Public Works in the ANC government, Patricia de Lille.