In a reply to the health report, the Village Management Board states it has applied for a loan for a housing scheme for the location but all funds have been exhausted. There is also a dispute with home owners who have direct access to water in the town and don’t want to share with the Village Management Board in order to improve services.

The Dutch Reformed Church Council also decides that no “sektes” [sects] will be allowed to live in the location [Oukloof] area.

Oukloof was a Dutch Reformed Mission Station and this would suggest people with different religious beliefs to the Dutch Reformed Church were discouraged from living in Oukloof.

Cape Town Record Centre: 1940 letter:SGD 16301/4124
NGK Archives: Kerkraad minutes 15 July: 2191:GEM-K2796