Minister Simmers to handover houses at Forest village | Western Cape Government


Minister Simmers to handover houses at Forest village

26 May 2020

Tomorrow, 27 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over the first 50 houses, to residents from Wards 16, 17, 108 and 114 at the Forest Village Housing project in Eersteriver, Cape Town.

Minister Simmers said: “Since the return of our contractors, we’ve committed to accelerating the completion of units, so that handovers could urgently take place. I’m looking forward to handing over these units to our most deserving beneficiaries. These new homes will undoubtedly assist in combatting COVID-19, as it will strengthen social distancing, while also helping to improve hygiene practices. 

It is important that our beneficiaries value the asset which they receive. We encourage citizens to draft a will and ensure that they leave a legacy for their children.

The Forest Village Project is a mixed-use development, that caters for beneficiaries of different income levels and specific needs such as Military Veterans, Breaking New Ground (BNG) and Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) units. It is one of my Department’s Catalytic Projects, which commenced in January 2016 and has a budget allocation of R1,1 billion.” 


Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Time: 10h00 – 11h30
Venue/Meeting Point: Power Construction Site, 15 Bushwillow Street, Forest Village, Eersteriver, Cape Town 

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Tertuis Simmers
Tel: 021 483 3397
Mobile: 082 721 3362


Nathan Adriaanse
Director Communication & Stakeholder Relations
Tell: 021 483 2868
Mobile: 083 2631720