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WC govt hopes to improve housing for farmworkers through partnerships

The Western Cape partnership summit starts in Stellenbosch on Monday.

Western Cape Government. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Human Settlements Department and the private sector will be putting their heads together to try and to solve the province's housing problems.

The Western Cape partnership summit starts in Stellenbosch on Monday.

Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has highlighted housing for farmworkers as an area that needs to be urgently addressed.

Madikizela says the summit will focus on what's called employer-assisted housing.

“As government, we realised some time ago that we will never win this war on our own and started looking for some partners, particularly for employers to come to the party and provide contributions for their employees.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)