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Minister Simmers to conduct sod-turning for Qolweni housing project

30 August 2021

Today, Monday, 30 August 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a sod-turning for the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project in Plettenberg Bay.

Minister Simmers said: “I’ve been looking forward to this day, since this project was handed over to my Department on 18 June this year. It’s been unfortunate that we were delayed by litigation, but I’m glad that we finally have this opportunity. This project will ensure that the lives of the most vulnerable in the area, particularly the elderly and those living with medically certified disabilities are afforded improved and safer living conditions.

This is a joyous occasion, which the entire Plettenberg Bay community should celebrate with us. It also once again shows how the Western Cape Government remains resolute in ensuring that our people’s lives are improved.”

Subsequent to the sod-turning, Minister Simmers and his delegation will conduct visits to the Sedgefield Informal Settlement in Knysna. This will be followed by a visit to Kwanonqaba Informal Settlement and to the Mountain View Housing Development in Mossel Bay. Here, an engagement will occur with 45 learners that have been trained in various aspects of construction and with 5 female sub-contractors.

There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.



Date: Monday, 30 August 2021
Time: 09h00 – 10h00
Venue/Meeting Point:  Qolweni Project Site


Date: Monday, 30 August 2021
Time: 11h30 – 12h15
Venue/Meeting Point:  Sedgefield Community Hall, Knysna


 Monday, 30 August 2021
Time: 14h00 – 15h00
Venue/Meeting Point:  Mountain View Housing Project, Louis Fourie Road, Mossel Bay

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