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Lifting of lockdown regulations to accommodate the construction and services

29 April 2020

I’ve written to the National Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, to seek clarity about whether Human Settlements construction projects are covered by the levels five and four of the listed services, as we are of the... Read More

Greater Kosovo informal settlement support and upgrade programme to commence

24 April 2020

I am pleased to inform you that the Greater Kosovo stakeholder engagements, as it pertains to the Rapid Informal Support and Upgrade Programme (RISSUP)/re-blocking, started yesterday. Read More

Western Cape human settlements ensures contractors are paid during lockdown

22 April 2020

Although we’re in a lockdown period, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has managed to settle all its payments to contractors and suppliers. As claims were received for work done prior to the lockdown, most payments (90%) were only due... Read More

Temporary residential units in informal settlement support and upgrade programme

20 April 2020

With various engagements currently underway as it pertains to the Rapid Informal Settlement Support and Upgrade Programme, I’m pleased to announce that the Temporary Residential Units (TRU’s) will now be known as Transitional Residential Units (TRU’... Read More

Greater Kosovo informal settlement support and upgrade programme to commence

16 April 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, while his Department’s Stakeholder Relations officials are currently engaging the various community structures in DuNoon, plans are afoot to commence with a similar process in the... Read More

Informal settlement support and upgrade programme community engagements commence

14 April 2020

Following lengthy, yet transparent and critical inter-governmental engagements, I am pleased to announce that community engagements for our Rapid Informal Settlement Support and Upgrade Programme (RISSUP)/re-blocking commenced this past weekend. Read More

Adhere to rental regulations during lockdown period

8 April 2020

Due to the national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is much confusion in the rental property market and a tenant’s obligation to pay rent.   Read More

Human settlements minister visits Grabouw informal settlements water points

5 April 2020

On Monday, 6 April, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit informal settlements in Grabouw, where water tanks, have recently been delivered to. Read More

More than 200 to benefit in Forest village post lockdown

5 April 2020

Following the lockdown, it is anticipated that in excess of 200 beneficiaries will move into their new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting life changing experience with our... Read More

More than 500 water tanks to be distributed to Western Cape informal settlements

2 April 2020

In the coming days approximately 500 water tanks will be distributed to various informal settlements across the Western Cape. Residents in these communities should be aware that their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority during this... Read More

Western Cape human settlements budget is to improve your life

1 April 2020

1 April 2020 As the 2020/21 financial year commence, my Department’s budget of just over R 2,4-billion has one sole purpose, and that is to improve the lives of our people. Read More