First 58 beneficiaries of Transhex Project to enjoy Christmas in new homes | Western Cape Government


First 58 beneficiaries of Transhex Project to enjoy Christmas in new homes

16 November 2020

Yesterday, during an information session with beneficiaries of the Catalytic Transhex Housing Project in Worcester, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers informed those present that the first 58 of the 190 beneficiaries will move into their brand-new homes on 13 December 2020.

The balance of the 190 will move in between January and end of March 2021.

These beneficiaries form part of Phase 1 of the project, which has various sub-phases. The project, which uses Alternative Building Technology (ABT) also has an allocation of over R 210 million and is on track to deliver 3226 mixed housing opportunities, 4 places of worship, 1 site for a primary school and 6 business sites. This phase is envisaged to be completed by 2022.

Minister Simmers said: “It was pleasing to engage the beneficiaries, and more so to inform them that a large group would be able to enjoy Christmas in their brand-new homes. I wish to thank them for affording us the opportunity to update them about the status of the project, as well as the progress that we’ve made.

We’ve committed to a transparent process with our beneficiaries and the public at large, and this is why this engagement was so important. We also used the opportunity to dispel all the false information that’s been doing the rounds and shared all the facts with the beneficiaries.

We trust that as the request was made during the engagement, our beneficiaries and the broader community will keep each other informed and ensure that no individual or group attempt to derail or delay the completion of this project. This is particularly critical, as should there be any interferences, it will only lead to unnecessary delays, which means our deserving, qualifying and vulnerable beneficiaries would have to wait longer.

As the Western Cape Government, we remain 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.”

Media Enquiries: 

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


Nathan Adriaanse
Director Communication & Stakeholder Relations
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