Minister Simmers wishes outgoing Western Cape Human Settlements head well
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my well wishes to Ms Jacqueline Samson, who tomorrow, 7 June 2021, will formally be leaving her post as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (HOD).
Ms Samson, who commenced with her duties on 1 January 2020, expressed the desire to return to her field of expertise, which is planning. As a registered Town and Regional Planner and having worked in this Department as Chief Director Planning since July 2008, Ms. Samson was presented with an opportunity to explore this, and has opted to do so.
Our current Chief Director Implementation, Ms Phila Mayisela has been appointed Acting HOD.
I’d also like to reassure our residents and stakeholders that we will continue to provide the same level of service to the public and to promote equitable access to economic and social opportunities as well as improve the living conditions of Western Cape residents.
As the Western Cape Government, we remain committed to accelerating human settlement delivery, while promoting social inclusion through the development of integrated, safe, resilient and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society.