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  Veeplaas

2014-04-04 04:28:56 PM

The Chatty River is a key beacon that traverses the semi-arid landscape of the northern inland areas of the city. Garden plots next to the Chatty River become known as Kleinskool and Veeplaas when this area was demarcated in 1879.

Historically this area was inhabited by Xhosa speaking people, Indian and Coloured people. With the Group Areas Act government separated these groupings which located somewhere else. The Xhosa speaking people remained in the area.

Over time the Veeplaas area provided a number of prominent leaders both politically and in the business landscape. However, the people always felt left behind, hence the establishment of the ‘Veeplaas in Action’ group that facilitate development initiatives for the community.

MBDA consciously partnered with this group to enhance the economics of the area and are currently investigating the potential of developing an Informal Trading Facility and a Car Wash.

Due to the lack of facilities the initial assistance provided to this group is a container with office equipment that will act as the base for this group to render assistance and needed services from.