The following health report describe conditions in Oukloof:

Census 1962:

Population of Riebeek Kasteel:
Whites: 450
Coloured: 550

Location: erf 216

  • 52 houses of brick, cement, raw brick, wood, corrugated iron sheets
  • Rental of land from the Village Management board for R2 per year
  • Many houses not suitable for human occupation.
  • Most houses have own outside WC, some still don’t, which is bad for whole town.
  • Still no night soil removal.
  • Some white people own houses in location, including JN van Niekerk from Moreson who owns building with six semi-detached houses (skakelhuise), but this building only has two dilapidated and dirty latrines. It is recommended to replace it with six bucket latrines with proper cement floors.
  • Most have to buy water from the Village Management board at 1/4 cent per 8 gallon. They have to collect from external taps.

Recommend that the white and coloured owners of the houses (in the location) do the following:

  • Get bucket latrines with cement floors and fly tight seats for each house that doesn’t have one yet.
  • One garbage bin for each house.
  • Clear litter at each house.
  • Village Management board must remove night soil as soon as facilities are in place.

Erf 333 (old location) is registered at the deeds office.

On 9 February 1962, an article appears in Die Burger proclaiming Riebeek Kasteel’s new group areas as Riebeek Kasteel A, a white group area and Riebeek Kasteel B, a coloured group area.

Cape Town Records Centre: SGD 163 2/4/124
NGK Argief: GEM-K 2803
Cape Town Archives Repository: ACLT 781 15400/266