Cape Town farmer builds R30 million village for 150 workers

Cape Town farmer builds R30 million village for 150 workers

- A Cape Town farmer had his workers in tears after he built them a R30 million architect-designed villages,

- The four hectare village consists of homes, a crèche, aftercare and an entertainment centre

- It has since even received the approval of the Drakenstein municipality

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Elaine and David Potter, a British couple who owns the Nieuwe Sion farm, in the Cape Winelands, decided they wanted to help their workers.

So, they used four hectares of land to build homes for 150 workers. According to The South African, the Potters handed over title deeds for 22 newly build cottages.

Briefly.co.za learned the farmer and his wife wanted to help with their workers' housing problems and they asked their employees what they wanted.

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Cape Town farmer builds R30 million village for 150 workers

Cape Town farmer builds R30 million village for 150 workers. Photo credit: Daniel Meyer/The South African
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According to the close-workers, they wanted to stay together and that gave the Potters the idea of building a village.

The homes varies of sizes, but all of them are equipped with solar geysers and dual insulation. The village is also close to necessary amenities and it has since received the approval of the Drakenstein municipality.

Potter's kind gesture had his workers in tears. One of the lucky new soon-to-be home owners is Diane Fraser, a 50-year-old who worked as the farm supervisor.

Fraser could not believe she would be getting her own house, which she said looked like a guest house.

Her new home allows Fraser to retire and tend to the affairs of the crèche. Another worker, Jacobus September, could not be more grateful for the new village and he added they now had the power to create bright futures for their kids.

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