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Minister welcomes investigation into alleged criminal activities by officials

16 March 2023

It is with concern and dismay that we learned of the search and seizure operation on the offices of the Mayoral Committee member (MMC) for Human Settlements in the City of Cape Town, Councillor Malusi Booi. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers hands over the first 44 houses of 190 at Transhex

16 March 2023

Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure handed over the first 44 units of the much anticipated 190 houses at the Transhex Housing project in Worcester. Joined by the Executive Mayor of Breede Valley Ald. Read More

Provincial Minister Tertuis Simmers to begin handover of 190 Houses in Transhex

14 March 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will begin the handover of 190 houses at the Transhex Housing project in Worcester on Wednesday 15 March. The Minister will be joined by the Executive Mayor of Breede Valley Municipality... Read More

Jubilation all around as Minister Tertuis Simmers handed over new homes

13 March 2023

On Friday, March 10, 2023, the Communities of Masakhane and Blompark were showered with keys to their brand-new homes to commemorate Human Rights month. It was a day filled with tears of joy and jubilation for the beneficiaries. Read More

Minister Simmers to visit Overstrand Municipality to deliver new houses

9 March 2023

On Friday 10 March, beneficiaries from Masakhane in Gaansbaai will receive keys to their new homes from the Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers. With 150 units completed thus far, the R98 Million project will see the first group of... Read More

Ravensmead resident receives title deed in commemoration of Human Rights Month

7 March 2023

Mr. Loon Mackay (73), from Ravensmead Cape Town, became the latest beneficiary to receive the title deed for his home and security of tenure. Read More

Mitchells Plain Social housing project nearing completion

24 February 2023

The formalisation of Social Housing Norms & Standards could not have come at a better time for the Western Cape rental property market, as the Regent Villas Social Housing project nears completion. The Regent Villas Extension 1 project is... Read More

Western Cape residents urged to take advantage of over 500 housing opportunities

14 February 2023

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements strongly encourages first-time home buyers to take advantage of over 500 affordable housing opportunities currently available across the province. Read More

204 Social housing units near completion at Maitland Mews project

13 February 2023

Construction at the Maitland Mews Social Housing project will be completed at the end of March 2023. The first group of tenants are expected to take occupancy in the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year. This development will deliver 204... Read More

Minister Simmers encourages emerging contractors at their graduation in George

6 February 2023

Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers attended the graduation ceremony of emerging contractors on CIDB Grade level 1 & 2 in George on Friday, 3 February 2023. The Regional Structure Training Programme piloted in 2022/23 in the... Read More

Blompark development on track to deliver 539 housing opportunities

3 February 2023

With 150 houses already delivered since the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers turned the first sod in September 2021, residents of Blompark in Gansbaai can look forward to an additional 100 brand new homes being completed before... Read More

Minister Simmers rates Gauteng MPL 2 day working visit a success

30 January 2023

On Friday, January 27, the Gauteng MPL-delegation for Human Settlements concluded it’s 2 day working visit to the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Simmers welcomes 2-day working visit by Gauteng MPL delegation

25 January 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will be hosting a delegation led by the Gauteng MPL for Human Settlements on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January 2023. Read More

Western Cape residents warned of online housing scams

5 January 2023

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

Over 700 housing opportunities lost due to vandalism and land invasions

21 December 2022

In the past 3 years, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has experienced more than 1600 invasions of land earmarked for human settlement development across the province. During this same period, more than 100 Breaking New Ground (BNG)... Read More

Melkhoutfontein residents become homeowners before the festive season

20 December 2022

Today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers handed over keys to the homes of 50 beneficiaries of the Melkhoutfontein project in the Hessequa municipal area, close to Stillbaai, Western Cape. Read More

Melkhoutfontein beneficiaries to spend their first Xmas in newly built houses

19 December 2022

On Monday, 19 December, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will hand over the first batch of houses at the Melkhoutfontein Housing Project. Read More

Informal settlements residents urged to practice fire safety this festive season

12 December 2022

Fires are commonly experienced across the Western Cape during the festive season, particularly in informal settlement areas. In December 2020. Read More

My office door is open to address any questions on the AG report

6 December 2022

By Tertuis Simmers – Provincial Minister of Infrastructure    Read More

Minister Simmers delivers an adjustment budget with opportunities for you

5 December 2022

On Friday 2 December, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, delivered the Mid-Term Budget Adjustments for the Department of Human Settlements (Vote 8) and the Department of Transport and Public Works (Vote 10).  Read More

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