One of the signatories of the Appeal to Premier Helen Zille, Mayor Patricia de Lille and local councillors, written by Dr Lutz van Dijk and Prof Andy Dawes regarding the shack fires in Masiphumelele and the issue of a second access road into Masi, is Dr Paul Hendler, an independent analyst of social, political and economic processes and a practitioner who advises on urban development and human settlement.
He has written a well researched background article in today’s Cape Times ( 30 Jan 2014, page 13) about the Amakhaya ngoku housing project in Masiphumelele with which Dr van Dijk is involved, and the Langrug housing development near Stellenbosch.