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News and Speeches for Ministry of Human Settlements

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

New integrated human settlement development in Railton, Swellendam

30 September 2021

The current first phase of the new human settlement development in Railton, Swellendam, which commenced on 19 September 2021, has thus far created 13 job opportunities for local residents. Read More

Play park further enhances upgraded Sibanye informal settlement

29 September 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, officially handed over Sibanye Open Space and Play Area at the Sibanye Informal Settlement in Morreesburg. Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over Sibanye open space and play area

28 September 2021

On Tuesday, 28 September 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over the Sibanye Open Space and Play area, at the Sibanye Informal Settlement in Morreesburg, Swartland Municipality. Read More

Increased housing opportunities for the affordable housing market delinked FLISP

21 September 2021

The Finance Linked Individual Subsidy (FLISP), is an excellent option to assist first time home buyers within the affordable housing market to become property owners. Read More

Three sod turnings represents the start of new integrated human settlements

20 September 2021

Conducting the three sod turnings between this past Thursday and Friday in Blompark, Gansbaai, in the Overstrand Municipality, in Railton, Swellendam and in Melkhoutfontein, Farm 480 – 111, which is located in the Hessequa Municipal area, clearly... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds in Blue Downs to beneficiaries

16 September 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, in commemoration of National Wills Week, handed over 10 title deeds to beneficiaries in Blue Downs. Read More

Minister Simmers to handover title deeds in Blue Downs

15 September 2021

On Thursday, 16 September 2021, in commemoration of South Africa National Wills Week, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will handover title deeds to community members of Blue Downs. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct a sod turning in Gansbaai

15 September 2021

Tomorrow, 16 September 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a sod turning for the Blompark Housing Development in Gansbaai, which is situated in the Overstrand Municipality. Read More

Get your Wills drafted for free during National Wills Week

14 September 2021

The Western Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) urges all its housing beneficiaries to draft their Wills for free during National Wills Week (13-17 September 2021). Read More

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