Santa comes early for Velddrif residents

A group of Velddrif residents received the keys to their new homes today.

FILE: Forty houses were handed over by the Western Cape Human Settlements Department. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Christmas has come early for a group of Velddrif residents.

They received the keys to their new homes today.

Forty houses were handed over by the Western Cape Human Settlements Department.

The department's Willem Steenkamp says it's an example of their current approach towards creating integrated settlements.

"The core focus of the department is to look at how we can integrate these communities and moving away from old apartheid special planning where these communities have traditionally been very far away from social amenities and so forth."