Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to Deliver Title Deed to 79 Year Old in Delft
On Monday, 7 December 2015, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will be handing over 100 title deeds to beneficiaries in Delft, Cape Town as part of the Department’s strategic objective to empower vulnerable citizens through ensuring security of tenure and to inculcate a sense of ownership and responsibility in housing beneficiaries.
With security of tenure, beneficiaries are freed from the fear of eviction or removal. Many of the beneficiaries would have been victims of unfair removals or evictions in the past, and with a title deed, no one will be able to move them again. The beneficiaries will also be able to use their property as an asset on which they can leverage finance, raise families and bequeath something of value to future generations.
Hundred title deeds will be handed out, of which 37 are for pensioners and 63 for non-pensioners. The oldest beneficiary will be 79 year old Mrs Magdelina Gantana. Minister Madikizela will deliver her title deed as she cannot walk following a hip operation.
Mrs Gantana has lived in Delft without a title deed ‘for as long as Delft exists’. To date, 1486 title deeds have been handed over in this area. The Department of Human Settlements has spent an amount of R3.2 million rand in subsidies on this programme.
Venue: The Hague Recreational Hall, Delft Main Road
Time: 10:00 – 11:00