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FF+ advocates for self-sustainable communities

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The Freedom Front Plus (FF+) premier candidate in the Northern Cape, Dr Wynand Boshoff, emphasised the need for a unique approach to the Province’s development due to its distinct demographic situation.

The FF+ premier candidate in the Northern Cape, Dr Wynand Boshoff. Picture: Supplied

THE FREEDOM Front Plus (FF+) premier candidate in the Northern Cape, Dr Wynand Boshoff, highlighted that while the Province covers a third of the country’s land area, it is home to only 1.6 million residents out of the country’s total population of 60 million. Given this unique demographic situation, he believes the Northern Cape requires a unique approach.

While delivering the party’s manifesto, Boshoff expressed the belief that the abundant sun and the province’s clear night skies could be leveraged to boost and grow the economy. By tapping into solar and renewable energy and promoting astronomy, the Province can diversify its economic base and create sustainable growth opportunities, especially since traditional mineral resources, such as diamonds, are dwindling.

He outlined how alternative energy could be used to build the economy and stressed the importance of road maintenance to ensure the safe transport of produce and livestock as well as tourists who travelled the breadth of the Province.

Boshoff further highlighted the need to foster independent and self-sustainable communities, reliable health services and experienced and qualified teaching environments.

“Each province should have the right to draw up its own constitution to protect itself against power-grabbing of the central region. The Northern Cape is the only province where more than half of the population speaks mother-tongue Afrikaans. Local communities should be empowered to dictate their requirements to government in a down-up approach,” said Boshoff.

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