NC premier wants to engage with Orania

The Northern Cape premier says his administration will clarify the status of these towns, and determine their future. Courtesy of #DSTV403

KIMBERLEY - Is the existence of whites-only enclaves like Orania and Eureka legal?

The Northern Cape premier says his administration will clarify the status of these towns, and determine their future.

In these gated communities, only Afrikaners are allowed to buy properties and are accepted into the tight-knit community.

While the towns are being described as reminiscent of apartheid, Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul wants to engage them.

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Orania residents insist they aren't racist. 

Saul says there are no holy cows in his administration - and he'll deal with Orania's policies. 

"I was part and parcel of the task team which was set up by comrade Sydney Mufamadi when he was the minister of Cogta," Saul said.

"We've not concluded that work.

"We need to conclude that work to look at the status of Orania to better conceptualise our approach in dealing with similar areas."

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The town claims to be independent of South Africa but the government says it still receives services from the local municipality.

Orania insists it's not a matter of race, but of separate development.

Saul is facing pressure to act fast as construction is beginning on similar developments like Eureka just a few hundred kilometres away.

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eNCA