The party’s national spokesperson, Mandy Owens, said this was how serious the party viewed the crisis.
The Land Party, the ANC and the DA have shared their sentiments on how they will address the housing backlog in the Western Cape.
Owens said: “The housing lists in the Western Cape are in a shambles, so we plan to work from the ground with the people to create realistic and priority-based lists that meet the people’s need. We plan to empower people and local service providers with tools, materials, skills training and building plans to build their own homes to speed up the process. The Land Party will develop social rentals to provide affordable and accessible accommodation to the working class, in close proximity to work hubs.”
Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said the backlog of people waiting for houses on February 28 was 540779, of which 70177 indicated they were backyard dwellers.