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News and Speeches for Ministry of Human Settlements

Western Cape Government continues to focus on preventing land invasions

12 July 2021

Our latest data reveals that since the second week of April 2021 to date, there have been no attempts at invasions of state land in any of the non-Metro areas, while the Metro has recorded 159 attempts. Read More

More than 2 700 lives improved through Forest Village housing development

7 July 2021

To date, 2 760 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries have moved into their brand-new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. This brings me great joy as it means that more families have remarkably improved living conditions. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget will empower residents in Garden Route

1 July 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says that his Department’s budget, totalling more than R 2.35 billion for the 2021/22 financial year, will help qualifying and deserving Garden Route District residents improve their lives. Read More

Significant progress made with Qolweni housing project

30 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the swift appointment of a contractor to commence with the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project in the Bitou municipal area is a clear demonstration of how the Western Cape Government... Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget heads to Garden Route

28 June 2021

Today, 28 June 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Garden Route District. Read More

Minister Simmers to hold virtual meetings with Qolweni and Kurland, Plettenberg

28 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he will hold virtual meetings with the relevant stakeholders of the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project and the Kurland community members on Tuesday, 29 June 2021. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements assisting with upskilling youth

22 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements’ Youth in Human Settlements Programme (YiHSP), ensures that young people in the Western Cape are presented with opportunities to upskill and empower themselves on an annual basis. Read More

Qolweni residents to benefit from housing project as Human Settlements take over

18 June 2021

With the Acting Mayor of the Bitou Municipality, Councillor Sandile Gcabayi, today, officially handing over the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project to Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), it will now ensure that the residents of this... Read More

Qolweni housing project needs urgent resolution

15 June 2021

I am deeply concerned with the continued delay of the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project in the Bitou Municipal area. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget of empowerment shared with Overberg

10 June 2021

Over the last two days I’ve had the pleasure of engaging the Swellendam, Cape Agulhas, Overstrand and Theewaterskloof municipalities. Read More

Minister Simmers wishes outgoing Western Cape Human Settlements head well

7 June 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my well wishes to Ms Jacqueline Samson, who tomorrow, 7 June 2021, will formally be leaving her post as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (HOD).    Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to Overberg

7 June 2021

Tomorrow, 8 June 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Overberg District. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements continues to prioritise youth empowerment

3 June 2021

As we commence with Youth Month, it is important that all young people of the Western Cape are aware that their empowerment remains a key priority for the Provincial Department of Human Settlements. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille politicising land release to Western Cape

26 May 2021

The National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), Patricia De Lille, is politicising the release of land from her department to the Western Cape, and thereby failing to follow the important principle of cooperative governance. Read More

Preventing land invasions, a priority for Western Cape Government

24 May 2021

Our data reveals that there have been no attempts at illegal invasions of state land in any of the non-Metro areas, while the Metro has recorded 94 attempts since the second week of April 2021. Read More

Still no clarity from Minister De Lille about which land parcels were released

20 May 2021

An entire week has passed since I stated that neither the Western Cape Government (WCG) nor the Western Cape Housing Development Agency (HDA) has received 5 parcels of land from the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI). Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements engaged Cape Winelands District

17 May 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says last week’s engagements with the Witzenberg, Langeberg, Drakenstein and Stellenbosch municipalities presented his department with the opportunity to provide insight into why his... Read More

First Vredebes residents in Ceres receive Title Deeds

17 May 2021

It brought me great joy to hand over the first 20 title deeds to residents of the Vredebes Human Settlements Development, which is our new Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Ceres.  Read More

Minister De Lille should clarify which parcels of land were released

12 May 2021

I can categorically state that neither the Western Cape Government (WCG) nor the Western Cape Housing Development Agency (HDA) has received 5 parcels of land from the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI). Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to Cape Winelands

11 May 2021

Tomorrow, 10 May 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Cape Winelands District. Read More

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