Residents of Velddrif hope Winde will address housing and youth development in Sopa

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Western Cape Premier Alan Winde’s Sopa will be delivered to the west coast town of Velddrif, which falls under the Democratic Alliance (DA)-run municipality of Bergriver, on Tuesday.

FILE: Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde. Photo: @alanwinde/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape Premier Alan Winde will deliver his State of the Province (Sopa) address in Velddrif on Tuesday and some locals said they would be eager to hear what he had to say on issues including housing for the poor and the upliftment of the young. .

Winde’s Sopa will be delivered in the west coast town of Velddrif, which falls under the Democratic Alliance (DA)-run municipality of Bergriver.

He will outline his provincial government’s plans for various issues, including unemployment, COVID-19, job creation and crime-fighting efforts.

Prior to his address, Premier Winde said he would reflect on the lessons the provincial government has learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will use them in its response to unemployment, violence prevention and to its response to gender issues. violence.

The province’s African National Congress (ANC) believes Winde will use the opportunity to tell what it calls a rosy story despite the many challenges in the Western Cape.

And while some opposition parties are reluctant to believe the DA will deliver on the promises Winde will present on Tuesday, many Velddrif residents said they just want to hear and see better living conditions.

Lindsay Loubscher lives in Noordhoek in the Velddrif and he highlighted the lack of affordable housing as a major problem.

“If you drive through our town, you can see the backyards. There are a lot of people who need homes,” Loubscher said.

He said they just wanted the provincial government to provide housing.

“They have to help our people and that’s what matters,” Loubscher said.

Some concerned parents have called on the prime minister to address youth development, while a few small business owners said they would be keenly interested in what Winde had to say about helping black-owned businesses in Velddrif .

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