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SAA bailout will cost nearly 6 000 beneficiaries title deeds in Province

30 October 2020

By cutting the Western Cape Title Deed Restoration Grant (TDRG) by over R23 million, as part of the R10,5 billion bailout to SAA, the National Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni had demonstrated that the National Government was not prepared to make... Read More

Forest Village housing development continues to improve the lives of people

29 October 2020

On 27 and 28 October 2020, 43 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries moved into their brand-new homes in Forest Village, Eersteriver. This means since the beginning of August 2020, 195 people have benefitted from this Catalytic Project.   Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal making steady progress with backlog

27 October 2020

Between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) has made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 903 to 1 635. Read More

16 Pniel residents become legal homeowners

23 October 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, along with the Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Advocate Gesie van Deventer handed over 16 title deeds to deserving recipients in Simonsberg Street, Pniel. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal celebrates 20 years

21 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says today’s 20- year celebration of the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) clearly demonstrates the significant role they’ve played over the years in ensuring that conflict between... Read More

Celebrating 20 years – The Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal

20 October 2020

Today, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements kicks-off celebrations marking the 20th year of the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) in Cape Town. Read More

Khayelitsha residents to receive title deeds from Minister Tertuis Simmers

19 October 2020

Today, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 18 title deeds to deserving recipients in Khayelitsha. Read More

18 Khayelitsha residents received title deeds

19 October 2020

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over 18 title deeds to deserving recipients in Khayelitsha.   Read More

Minister Simmers engages Qolweni community leaders on Bitou housing concerns

16 October 2020

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers met and engaged with the leadership of the Qolweni community about issues around the Qolweni/Bossiesgif housing development. The New Horizon community leaders also joined the... Read More

Bitou Municipality continues to mislead public on Human Settlements matters

14 October 2020

I am perturbed by the Bitou Municipality’s persistence to mislead and quite frankly lie to its residents. Read More

Provincial Human Settlements exceeds 1 000 handovers within three months

14 October 2020

Between June and September this year, 1 051 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries across the Western Cape have moved into their brand-new homes. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage Qolweni/Bossiesgif Community Leaders

14 October 2020

On Thursday, 15 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage the leadership of the Qolweni community about the ongoing housing issues in the Bitou Municipal area. Read More

Minister Simmers solidifies commitments greater Kosovo and New Woodlands

9 October 2020

Recently, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers engaged the relevant Ward Councillors, Sub-Councils and Project Steering Committee (PSC) members of the Greater Kosovo and New Woodlands communities to update the stakeholders about... Read More

A Western Cape housing subsidy that suits your pocket is available

7 October 2020

Assisting the most vulnerable in our society, particularly for low-income applicants who want to buy a residential property for the first time, is a primary priority for the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. Read More

Western Cape committed to integrated communities on World Habitat Day

5 October 2020

As World Habitat Day (WHD) is celebrated across the globe today (5 October 2020), Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says his department is fully committed to creating integrated communities, to ensure the reshaping of our... Read More

Minister Simmers concludes visit to Cape Winelands District

1 October 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says that his department’s 3-day visit to municipalities in the Cape Winelands District has helped to ensure that there is a clear understanding of his Department’s planning, budgeting and... Read More

Power Town residents and Sonskynvallei backyard dwellers to become homeowners

1 October 2020

Power Town residents and Sonskynvallei backyard dwellers in Mossel Bay to become homeowners Read More