Minister Simmers hands over title deeds in Slangrivier
Slangrivier residents welcomed the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, with opened arms when he handed over 26 title deeds to deserving recipients in this Town situated in the Southern Cape.
This brings the number of title deeds for this community to 169 after Minister Simmers handed over 143 title deeds in February 2020. Slangrivier is one of twenty-four Act 9 of 1987 Rural Areas in the Republic of South Africa, which meant that residents could not by law own land within the area.
Minister Simmers said: “Today’s handover is quite significant, particularly since it is redressing the past injustices. Our people are now fully-fledged and legal homeowners. This ensures a sense of security, dignity and pride, as they have full ownership of their properties. The handover also demonstrates the Western Cape Government’s commitment to improving the lives of our residents.”
One of the recipients, Mr John Hartnick (53) said: “I’m grateful to the Minister and all those who made it possible for me and my family to receive this title deed. I am very proud and happy.”
“As the Western Cape Government, we will continue striving towards establishing an enabling environment, so that we are better placed to grant beneficiaries security of tenure and make more residents legal homeowners by handing over these title deeds” added Simmers.