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De Lille says the Democratic Alliance is assisting spatial apartheid planning

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‘Good’ leader Patricia de Lille alleges that the new Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, is undoing transformation in the city.

Regression rather than transformation is the deal of the Democratic Alliance, according to ex-Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, who on Thursday, 13 December 2018 criticised Plato and his team’s now-implemented proposal to “restructure the city administration in a manner that will work against accelerated, equitable service delivery.”

The city’s current Mayor holds vastly contrasting views on the issue, stating that the restructuring will improve service delivery and that the new committee’s “general nod towards a revision of the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) is proof that the right decision was made.”

De Lille has not taken kindly to this revision, stating that the new committee is not allowing the ODTP to run for it’s last year thereby preventing the realisation of its “full benefits”.

The ‘Good’ leader has also criticised the prospect of the council, saying “undoing the TDA (Transit Orientated Development Strategy); those projects were originally adopted to tackle the legacy of apartheid spatial planning throughout the city.”

“The proposed changes are clear evidence that the DA is now promoting, rather than dismantling, spatial apartheid planning,” de Lille concluded.

‘Good’ then shortly afterwards released a statement on their Facebook page calling for “spatial justice” and stating that “We need jobs closer to people, and homes closer to jobs.”

Dayna Remus
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