De Lille vows to procure more land to improve service delivery

The mayor yesterday presented the DA's Cape Town manifesto for the upcoming local elections.

The DA's Cape Town mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille at the launch of the party's manifesto for the city. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate for Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, has promised her administration will continue to procure privately-owned land in order to improve service delivery.

De Lille yesterday presented the DA's Cape Town manifesto for the upcoming local government elections.

She's stressed that in most cases, the municipality is unable to provide facilities to some informal settlements because they are built on privately-owned property.

She says the city recently purchased a plot in Klipheuwel and land in Driftsands, which was classified as a nature reserve.

"We have finally convinced them to deproclaim it from a nature reserve so that we can build. So, [for the] people in Los Angeles and Driftsands, we're also going to build there."

De Lille has warned communities, saying those who've been waiting longer for services will be first in line.