Minister Simmers to engage Qolweni/Bossiesgif Community Leaders | Western Cape Government


Minister Simmers to engage Qolweni/Bossiesgif Community Leaders

14 October 2020

On Thursday, 15 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage the leadership of the Qolweni community about the ongoing housing issues in the Bitou Municipal area.

This Municipality has on more than one occasion accused the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements of delaying the implementation of this project. This is completely misleading and quite frankly false.

Minister Simmers said: “I’m looking forward to this meeting, so that the precise facts can be placed on record and to dispel all inaccuracies that are currently being promoted in the public arena. All misrepresentations will be corrected.

The human settlements portfolio is a concurrent function, provincially and it is vital that prolific intergovernmental relations between province and local authorities exist, so that our people can optimally benefit. As the Western Cape Government, we remain committed to improving the lives of our residents.”

There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs. Those unable to attend can also follow proceedings live on Minister Simmers’ Facebook page,



Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm (midday)

Venue:  Drop off station corner of N2 and Piesang valley turnoff (open space before Castleton on the left) /


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