In a letter to the Dutch Reformed Church Council, the Village Management Board asks permission to receive the coloured location land (erf 216) as a free gift from the Dutch Reformed Church, with the aim of upgrading the housing conditions and establishing a new housing scheme for the coloured people.

The Village Management Board requests that the Oukloof, as well as half the income received from the properties land, be handed over to the Board for supervision but the Dutch Reformed Church Council members can’t agree to the Board’s wishes.

Riebeek Kasteel’s Village Management Board or the Dorpsbestuursraad was established in 1900 and was responsible for providing services such as sanitation, access to water, health and safety to the town of Riebeek Kasteel for a fee.

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