Thousands participate in first Cape metro housing demand database drive
Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the turnout to this past weekend’s housing database verification and registration drive, which occurred in the Southern Suburbs of the Cape Metro municipal area.
Over the two-day drive, 4 749 residents heeded the call and made their way to the various venues. Of these, 1 740 updated their details, 1 253 were new registrations, while 1 756 verified their information.
Residents could register or verify their details at the Grassy Park Civic Centre, Rooikrans Hall, Lavender Hill Community Centre or the Retreat Community Centre.
Minister Simmers said: “I commend those community members who took personal responsibility and made the effort to register, verify or update their details. Gratitude is also extended to our exceptional stakeholders, which include provincial Human Settlements - and City of Cape Town staff members for their unwavering dedication, commitment and assistance this past weekend.
This is part of our radical implementation, innovative and integrated approach with all stakeholders in addressing various concerns raised about the validity of housing waiting lists and to also ensure their accuracy. It is critical for residents to know that we are a caring government.
In due course appropriate dates and venues for other areas in the Metro will be communicated. Residents are reminded to have all the relevant documents when they participate in future drives.
The Western Cape Government is committed to accelerating human settlement delivery, while promoting social inclusion through the development of integrated, resilient, safe and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society.”
Spokesperson for Minister Tertuis Simmers
Tel: 021 483 3397
Mobile: 082 721 3362