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News and Speeches for Ministry of Human Settlements

Protecting land and units from illegal invasions costing millions

5 August 2020

Protecting land and units from illegal invasions costing millions, denying vulnerable 1168 housing opportunities. Read More

Human Settlements processes clarified and handovers in Overberg District

3 August 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says his department’s week-long visit to the Hessequa Municipality and Overberg District Municipal area has been valuable to all stakeholders. Read More

Arrest leaders of land invasions

3 August 2020

JOINT STATEMENT BY TERTUIS SIMMERS WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS, ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY & ANTON BREDELL Read More

Provincial Human Settlements excluded from Minister De Lille’s strategic project

31 July 2020

I note with concern that the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille has completely excluded the Western Cape from her Department’s strategic integrated projects. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage Theewaterskloof and handover houses in Grabouw

31 July 2020

As the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers, continues on his site visits throughout the Overstrand District, he will engage the Theewaterskloof Municipality. Read More

Minister to engage Overstrand Municipality and handover houses in Hawston

30 July 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will engage the Overstrand Municipality. Read More

Minister to engage Cape Agulhas Municipality and handover houses in Bredasdorp

29 July 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will engage the Cape Agulhas Municipality. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to visit Hessequa municipal area

27 July 2020

Tomorrow, 28 July 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct visits in the Hessequa Municipal area. Read More

Beaufort West Municipality must return funds spent irregularly

23 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlement has sent a second letter of demand for the immediate return of R 1 915 000.00, it provided to the Beaufort West Municipality (BWM) between 2017 and 2018, so that external toilets could be upgraded in... Read More

Minister Simmers condemns attack on Kanana removal truck

23 July 2020

It’s despicable and a complete disgrace that one of the removal trucks used to assist beneficiaries move from the Kanana informal settlement in Gugulethu to Forest Village, Eersteriver, was last night set alight and the driver assaulted. Read More

Minister de Lille should clarify which land were transferred to the province

21 July 2020

The Western Cape Government has not received 14 000 hectares of land for human settlement development from the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille. Read More

Joyous occasion as more residents receive houses in Forest Village

20 July 2020

On Friday, 17 July 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 21 houses in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver to beneficiaries from the Joe Slovo informal settlement.  Read More

Illegal land and home invasions delays delivery of houses

16 July 2020

Since I took office in May 2019, I have been confronted with many attempts from various groups to illegally occupy vacant land which have been identified for Human Settlement Development, and in some instances even completed projects have seen... Read More

Minister Simmers to handover more houses in Forest Village

16 July 2020

Tomorrow, 17 July 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over 21 houses, to beneficiaries in Forest Village. These beneficiaries are from the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa.  Read More

Do not lease or sell your state subsidised home

15 July 2020

I am deeply concerned at the increased reports from various stakeholders about residents who have received a fully subsidized home from Government, who have either rented or sold the property. Read More

Minister Simmers receives quarterly Rental Housing Tribunal report

10 July 2020

On Wednesday, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers and the Head of Department Jacqui Samson met with the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) Chairperson Lionel Esterhuizen. Read More

Court interdict group who sought to disrupt Forest Village development

9 July 2020

I welcome the Western Cape High Court’s finding today that the Ward 16 Business Forum and 9 other respondents have been interdicted and restrained from continuing their unlawful activities at our Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Minister Simmers condemns those denying Joe Slovo residents to move

8 July 2020

It is a complete disgrace that yesterday, a small group of unruly Joe Slovo informal settlement community members, in Langa, denied 56 other residents from the same community the opportunity to move to their homes in Forest Village. Read More

Provincial Human Settlements engages Kanana residents about housing opportunity

7 July 2020

Yesterday, officials from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements met with and engaged various stakeholders from Kanana in Gugulethu, which forms part of the Airport Precinct, where it was once again confirmed that 75 of the most vulnerable... Read More

Minister Simmers engages newly appointed Rental Housing Tribunal Members

6 July 2020

This past Friday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met the newly appointed members of the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT). Read More

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