Minister Simmers to handover more houses in Forest Village | Western Cape Government


Minister Simmers to handover more houses in Forest Village

16 July 2020

Tomorrow, 17 July 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over 21 houses, to beneficiaries in Forest Village. These beneficiaries are from the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa. 

7 Beneficiaries from the Kanana informal settlement that will be moving in today, will also be visited. 

Minister Simmers said: “The opportunity to positively change the lives of people in this manner can never be underestimated. We’ve committed to moving over 250 beneficiaries into Forest Village during this period, and we are in the process of executing this commitment. 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: Friday, 17 June 2020
Time: 10h00 – 11h30
Venue/Meeting Point: Hood Street, Forest Village, Eersteriver

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