News and Speeches for Ministry of Human Settlements | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Human Settlements

Premier Alan Winde and Minister Simmers visit Garden Route housing projects

30 April 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited the Mountain View Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Mosselbay, which is currently still under construction. Read More

More than 5 000 social housing opportunities on the horizon

23 April 2021

Ensuring that affordable housing opportunities are created throughout the Western Cape is a primary priority for the Western Cape Government (WCG). Read More

94 Residents moved into the Forest Village housing development

22 April 2021

It’s with great joy that I note that between 1 March 2021 and 20 April 2021, 94 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries have taken occupation of their homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal working through its backlog

21 April 2021

During the fourth quarter (January 2021 – March 2021) of the 2020/21 financial year, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 167 to 898. This is a reduction... Read More

Human Settlements will deliver homes to recipients of the Syferfontein project

15 April 2021

Tomorrow, 16 April 2021, more than 60 beneficiaries will receive keys to their new homes in the Syferfontein Project in Pacaltsdorp by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers together with Executive Mayor for the... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds and serviced sites visiting West Coast

15 April 2021

I was very happy to assist 22 residents in Velddrif (12), Louwville (5) in Vredenburg and Diazville (5) in Saldanha Bay in becoming fully-fledged and legal homeowners, when I handed over their title deeds over the last few days, while also ensuring... Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements concludes West Coast District visit

15 April 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said that it was pleasing to engage the Matzikama, Bergrivier, Saldanha Bay and Swartland municipalities over the last three days and to provide insight as to why his Department’s budget of... Read More

Illegal land invasions attempts have increased to over 1 070

14 April 2021

Since July 2020 to the second week of April 2021 there have been 1 078 attempts of illegal land invasions across the Western Cape, with the majority being in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to districts

12 April 2021

Tomorrow, 12 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the West Coast District. Read More

Barrydale housing handovers changing people’s lives

12 April 2021

There was joy and excitement when 12 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries received the keys to their brand-new homes on Friday, 9 April, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale, in the Swellendam Municipal area. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to hand over houses in Barrydale

8 April 2021

Tomorrow, 9 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale in the Swellendam Municipal area, hand over 12 units to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements launches its own reserve fund

7 April 2021

Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the launch of the Western Cape Asset Finance Reserve for Human Settlements (WCAFRHS) will strengthen the Department’s ability to drastically improve the lives of the people of this... Read More