A land which was turned into Apostolic Church territory has now been transformed into a residential area for the community of Oukasie. Many members of the community have been waiting for this day to arrive so that they too can pick their sites and create their own homes.
On the 15th of June 2015, Oukasie community members elected their own delegates who will represent and assist them during the times of residential sites allocations. The delegates, mainly from the Siyatlhala section, helped register individuals for sites.
The excited community members never stopped acknowledging what had happened and regarded it as one of the great successes the area has ever achieved. The section is yet to be given a suitable name by the community.
Some community members maintain that if those Apostolic Churches can be allowed to occupy the land without anybody from the government complaining and without being expected to pay anything to the Municipality, then surely the community should be allowed to occupy the land without any questions being asked.
They stated that one of the aims for occupying the land was to try and control the illegal influx. Furthermore, they expect the municipality to soon provide the necessary services such as water, electricity and of course RDP houses.
Those whose names were registered have the opportunity to have their own properties and the 21 June 2015, is the date set for the allocations of the sites after the entire process of registration has been completed.
On the 21st of June 2015 community members of Oukasie felt delighted when awarded a piece of land to make their homes. At least 40 residents received each a site to create and build a home. Others were promised to wait for one week while still busy allocating them a space.