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Bothasig Phase 3 Social Housing Project ensuring more Affordable Housing access

28 October 2021

On Wednesday, 27 October, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomed the first residents of phase 3 of the Bothasig Social Housing project. To date, 92 residents have already taken occupancy, with the balance of 222... Read More

Human Settlements launches the Bothasig phase 3 Social Housing Project

26 October 2021

On Wednesday, 27 October, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will officially launch the Bothasig Phase 3 Social Housing Project. Read More

56 Jobs already created at the Qolweni phase 3A 169 project

25 October 2021

Since the sod turning of the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 housing development in Plettenberg Bay on 30 August 2021, 56 local job opportunities have been created. Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over houses in Golden Valley, George and conduct sites

20 October 2021

Tomorrow, 21 October 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over completed houses to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries in the Golden Valley Housing Project in Blanco, George. Read More

Minister Simmers to meet Bergsig Community

15 October 2021

Today, 15 October 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements will engage the Bergsig community at a Public Meeting, in the Town Hall in Miller Street, Calitzdorp. Read More

A first in over 26 years for the community of Dysselsdorp

15 October 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted a sod turning to officially launch the Dysselsdorp Development Project in Oudtshoorn. Minister Simmers was accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Oudsthoorn Municipality,... Read More

Bergsig community in Calitzdorp receive update on housing project

15 October 2021

Today, the community of Bergsig in Calitzdorp, received an update from the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, regarding the Bergsig Housing Development project. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct sod turn in Dysselsdorp Oudtshoorn

14 October 2021

On Thursday, 14 October 2021, Western Cape Minister of Huma Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a sod turn for the Dysselsdorp development, in Oudtshoorn, Read More

Jobs, jobs jobs! Penhill development will create opportunities for residents

13 October 2021

The much anticipated Welmoed Estate Development Project better known as Penhill, has to date created nearly 70 job opportunities in its Phase 1A of construction. These opportunities have all been afforded to local residents from the area. Read More

Phase 1 of Welmoed Estate Housing Development to benefit 3000 residents

12 October 2021

The Department of Human Settlements’ Phase 1 of the Welmoed Estate Housing Development, on the Penhill site, will yield 3000 housing opportunities once completed. Read More

Affordable housing opportunities imminent for Maitland

12 October 2021

204 qualifying residents can soon look forward to affordable housing opportunities that will be created in the Maitland area. This forms part of the Maitland Mews Social Housing project that will break ground in November 2021. Read More

Hearing on halting illegal occupations to commence again

11 October 2021

Tomorrow, the hearing in case, No: 8631/2020 in the consideration of the common law right of counter-spoliation by landowners as a legitimate means to repel land invasions, launched as part B of an application by the South African Human Rights... Read More

More than 2 900 beneficiaries now have dignified homes at Forest Village

7 October 2021

The Forest Village Housing Project continues to serve as a catalyst in improving the lives of  our residents. Over the last six weeks, 85 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries, have moved into their brand-new homes. Read More

First group of Penhill residents move into temporary residential units

6 October 2021

The Catalytic Welmoed Estate Development, better known as Penhill, will yield an estimated 8 000 housing opportunities over two phases, and is making good progress. The first group of 16 farm land occupants, from the informal settlement on a section... Read More

Western Cape Government commemorates World Habitat Day with 29 000 opportunities

5 October 2021

Since 1985 the first Monday in October, the world over commemorates World Habitat Day. Amongst others, this is to reflect on the provision of adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future... Read More

Qolweni phase 3A 169 project progressing at a steady pace

4 October 2021

The Qolweni Phase 3A 169 housing development in Plettenberg Bay, has made significant progress since it was handed over to the Western Cape Depart of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) by the Bitou Municipality on 18 June 2021. Read More

50 Job opportunities already created at Melkhoutfontein housing development

1 October 2021

1 October 2021 In less than two weeks since its launch, the Melkhoutfontein housing development in the Hessequa Municipal area has already ensured that 50 jobs are created for local residents. Read More