- Tears flowed from the eyes of some Cape Town workers as their boss built them villages
- The architecturally designed buildings were worth about 700 million naira
- The four hectare homes are also comprised of a crèche, aftercare and an entertainment centre
The Nieuwe Sion farm in the Cape Winelands in South Africa is a large farmland owned by a British couple named Elaine and David Potter. This couple decided to help their workers in a special way.
In this light, they took up on the task of using four hectares of land to build homes for 150 workers. According to a South African media house, the Potters handed over title deeds for 22 newly build cottages.
As gathered by NAIJ.com, the couple learnt about the accommodation problem of their workers and so they asked their employees how they wanted the problem to be solved.
According to the close-workers, they wanted to stay together and that gave the Potters the idea of building a village.
The homes varies of sizes, but all of them are equipped with solar geysers and dual insulation. The village is also close to necessary amenities and it has since received the approval of the Drakenstein municipality.
Potter's kind gesture had his workers in tears. One of the lucky new soon-to-be home owners is Diane Fraser, a 50-year-old who worked as the farm supervisor.
Fraser could not believe she would be getting her own house, which she said looked like a guest house.
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Her new home allows the 50-year-old to retire and tend to the affairs of the crèche. Another worker, Jacobus September, could not be more grateful for the new village and he added they now had the power to create bright futures for themselves and their kids.
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