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Minister Simmers attends engagements and conducts site visits in Garden Route

5 May 2022

Between 27-29 April, newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers conducted various site visits and had engagements in the Garden Route District. Read More

Minister Simmers engages municipal executives on human settlements matters

26 April 2022

Today, the newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers engaged Mayors, Deputy Mayors and MAYCO Members for Human Settlements from all Municipalities across the Province. Read More

Minister Simmers to hold public meeting with community of New Horizon

26 April 2022

On Wednesday 27 April, the newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will engage the community of New Horizon in Plettenberg Bay.  This engagement relates to the construction of the Ebenezer Portion 20 Housing... Read More

Minister Simmers honoured to be appointed Provincial Minister of infrastructure

25 April 2022

Today, at the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC), Western Cape Premier Alan Winde announced changes to his Provincial Cabinet.  Read More

Plans to complete the balance of construction in Vredebes project are underway

21 April 2022

Plans to deliver the remainder of the 600 top structures in the Vredebes Housing Project in Ceres are underway. To date, 229 were completed and delivered in Phase 1 of the project. Read More

Final group of beneficiaries move in at N2 Gateway Boystown

19 April 2022

On the eve of Easter, the final group of beneficiaries moved into their brand new homes at the N2 Gateway Boystown Housing Project in Crossroads.  Read More

Schulphoek housing project social compact committee to be re-formed

12 April 2022

During an engagement earlier this month between the Overstrand Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and officials from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), an agreement was reached that on 13 April 2022, the Schulphoek Social Compact... Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Simmers addresses affordable housing indaba

11 April 2022

While addressing an Affordable Housing Indaba this past Friday, both the Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomed the opportunity to engage relevant stakeholders within the Affordable... Read More

Human Settlements over 35-year-old job creation drive proving to be successful

7 April 2022

During January and February 2022, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) embarked on a recruitment drive to create short – to medium term job opportunities for 112, over 35-year-olds. Read More

Mountain View housing project to create over 1000 housing opportunities

5 April 2022

The Mountain View Housing Project in Mossel Bay, which forms part of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP), where1006 housing opportunities will be created for qualifying beneficiaries continues to make significant progress. Read More

Hundreds enquire about the revised human settlements subsidies

4 April 2022

On 1 April, the first day of the opening of the Individual and revised Finance Linked Individual Subsidies (FLISP), 447 persons visited the offices of the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) in Cape Town, to enquire about how to... Read More

Human Settlements Budget Vote 8 2022/2023

30 March 2022

Vote 8 2022/23 Budget Human Settlements and Infrastructure 30 March 2022 Venue: Western Cape Provincial Parliament Chamber (WCPP)   Read More

Human Settlements urges residents to be aware of fraudulent housing scams

29 March 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements urges residents to be aware of fraudulent housing scams that requests you to pay for government housing assistance. Read More

Minister of Human Settlements welcomes changes on human settlements subsidies

28 March 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomes National Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi’s changes on human settlements subsidies and other portfolio issues. Read More

First 110 farm 694 housing development beneficiaries to move in within 2 months

28 March 2022

It is envisaged that the first 110 qualifying beneficiaries of the Farm 694 Housing Development in Mitchells Plain, will move into their brand-new homes in approximately two months. This will be the first group out of the intended 434 that are set... Read More

Construction of over 400 units in Vlakkeland project to commence in the 2022/23

17 March 2022

Over 331 housing units have been completed in the Vlakkeland housing project in the Drakenstein Municipality. The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) has ensured that these residents and their loved ones now live in improved and... Read More

Minister Simmers conducts impromptu visit at Highbury development

17 March 2022

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted an impromptu visit to the Highbury Park Housing Project in Kuilsriver, after numerous social media posts and reports indicated that the illegal sale of fully State... Read More

Minister Simmers condemns theft at the Qolweni project site

14 March 2022

This past Friday, we received reports that there was a security breach at the Qolweni Phase 3A (169) housing project site, when one of the units was vandalized and a window frame stolen. A criminal case has since been opened at the South African... Read More

Qolweni housing dream edging closer to realisation

10 March 2022

The first 66 qualifying beneficiaries of the Qolweni Phase 3A (169) housing project in Plettenberg Bay, can soon look forward to living in a dignified manner. Read More

Progress in creating Integrated and Sustainable Human Settlements

8 March 2022

EVENT: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES - MINISTERIAL BRIEFING SESSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS TOPIC: PROGRESS IN CREATING INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DATE: 8 MARCH 2022 Read More

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