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News and Speeches for Ministry of Human Settlements

Minister Tertuis Simmers to host public meeting in George

29 January 2020

Tomorrow, 30 January 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will host a public meeting in Conville, George, pertaining to the Metro Grounds Housing Project. Read More

Tender for services in housing construction and infrastructure now open

27 January 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, calls upon built-environment professionals and service providers to submit tenders for the construction of housing, infrastructure and various related services in the Province. Read More

Minister Simmers kicks-off 2020 with New Head: Department of Human Settlements

20 January 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms Jacqueline Samson on her appointment as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements.    Read More

Minister hands over more than 1 000 title deeds in first six months in office

20 December 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says the handover of 1 144 title deeds since taking office at the end of May, is a clear demonstration of the provincial government’s commitment to accelerating ownership across the province. Read More

Riebeek-Wes crisis committee deny locals to receive information about housing

11 December 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is deeply concerned about the Riebeek-Wes Crisis Committee’s (RWCC) antics, when they interrupted a community meeting about housing in the area. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over 140 title deeds in Delft and Mbekweni

10 December 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 140 title deeds in Delft and Mbekweni, Paarl. From this total, 65 were handed over to residents of Delft and 75 to residents in Mbekweni. Read More

Western Cape human settlements assist more than 7 500 clients

10 December 2019

Western Cape human settlements assist more than 7 500 clients between September and November Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to handover title deeds in Delft

9 December 2019

Today, 9 December 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 65 title deeds to deserving recipients in Delft. This hand over has been made possible through our Enhanced Extended Discounted Benefit Scheme (EEDBS). Read More

Thousands participate in provincial housing verification and registration drive

4 December 2019

The recently concluded Provincial Housing Database Verification and Registration Drive, saw more than 8 500 people visiting the different venues to either register for the first time or verify and update their details on the Housing Demand Database. Read More

Minister Simmers engages communities through ministerial outreach programmes

2 December 2019

Throughout the month of November in the Cape Metro area, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers met with and engaged a wide variety of stakeholders and community members as part of his Ministerial Outreach Programme (MOP). Read More

Greater Retreat human settlements project to deliver 5000 housing opportunities

25 November 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says the Greater Retreat Housing Project will deliver approximately 5 000 housing opportunities for those in the Southern Suburbs. Read More

Housing demand database drive rounds off in Central Karoo

21 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will conclude its Housing Demand Database Drive in the Central Karoo District, covering the Laingsburg and Beaufort West municipal areas, on Saturday 30 November 2019.  . Read More

Commissioner Nissen misleads backyarders about inviting minister Simmers to meet

19 November 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says he is deeply concerned about reports that he refused to attend an engagement with backyarders, after being invited by Commissioner Chris Nissen of the South African Human Rights... Read More

Housing demand database returns to the garden route

14 November 2019

With the “Pilot” phase having been conducted in the George municipal area in September, the Provincial Housing Demand Database Drive now returns to the Garden Route.  The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, together with municipalities in... Read More

Velddrif housing task team finalised and active

11 November 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the Velddrif Housing task team has been finalised and that they are now active. Read More

Provision of housing opportunities remains top priority for W.Cape government

8 November 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says that the delivery of housing opportunities to the most vulnerable, deserving and needy, remains his top priority. Read More

West Coast hosts housing demand database verification and registration drive

6 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements and the West Coast District municipalities will embark on a Housing Demand Database Verification Registration Drive this Saturday 9 November 2019. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over more than 300 title deeds and houses

4 November 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers handed over 92 Title Deeds and 210 houses in Forest Village, Eersteriver. Read More

More than 150 Forest Village beneficiaries to receive houses and title deeds

1 November 2019

On Monday, 4th November 2019, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over houses and title deeds to more than 150 beneficiaries of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town. Read More

Tribute to outgoing provincial human settlement head of department

28 October 2019

I would like to thank the outgoing Head of Department (HOD), Mr Thando Mguli, who on Friday, 25 October 2019, delivered his final annual report to the Standing Committee on Human Settlements in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

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