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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Minister Simmers hands over houses in Bredasdorp

5 June 2020

There were tears of joy today, as 33 beneficiaries in Areas F and H in Bredasdorp received their homes from the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers.  Read More

Minister Simmers to handover houses in Bredasdorp

4 June 2020

Tomorrow, 5 June 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over 33 houses, to beneficiaries in Areas F and H in Bredasdorp.  Read More

Vlakkeland housing handover delayed due to Covid related death

3 June 2020

It is with sadness that we have learnt about the COVID-19 related death of an employee of one of the contractors at our Vlakkeland construction site in Paarl. I would like to extend our sincere condolences to all those affected, particularly the... Read More

Minister Simmers conducts oversight visit at Grabouw’s rooidakke development

2 June 2020

Western Cape Minister of human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomed the progress that is being made at the Rooidakke Housing Development in Grabouw, and that the contractor is adhering to all health and safety protocols as issued by the Provincial... Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct oversight visit at Grabouw’s rooidakke development

1 June 2020

Following the postponed visit in May, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers, will tomorrow, 2 June 2020, visit the construction site of the Rooidake Housing project in Grabouw. Read More

50 Recipients benefit from Forest village housing project

27 May 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 50 houses to beneficiaries, to residents from Wards 16, 17, 108 and 114, as part of the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Minister Simmers to handover houses at Forest village

26 May 2020

Tomorrow, 27 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over the first 50 houses, to residents from Wards 16, 17, 108 and 114 at the Forest Village Housing project in Eersteriver, Cape Town. Read More

Minister simmers to conduct oversight visit at Grabouw’s rooidakke development

24 May 2020

POSTPONEMENT:  Kindly note due to the inclement weather this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Read More

Addressing Spatial Justice in the Western Cape

22 May 2020

Speech by Minister Tertuis Simmers ADDRESSING SPATIAL JUSTICE IN THE WESTERN CAPE: CENTURIES OF INJUSTICE AND 3 DEMOCRATIC DECADES OF NEGLECT. 21 May 2020   Read More

Contractors on site to ensure speedy housing handover

19 May 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased to see that progress is being made at the construction sites he has visited so far.  Read More

More than 1300 to benefit from provincial housing projects within the next month

18 May 2020

Within the next month, 1371 beneficiaries, will across the Western Cape move into their new homes. These houses which are ready to be handed over are in various municipal district areas, including the Cape Winelands, Overberg, Garden Route, West... Read More

Deadline to move to a new house or business has been removed

15 May 2020

I’m pleased to note that the National Government has made an about-turn and removed the 7 June deadline for citizens to move to their new homes. I also welcome the opportunity that businesses now have, to move to new premises, should they require to... Read More

Minister Simmers conducts oversight visit at Forest village development

14 May 2020

Visiting a portion of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town, today, it was pleasing to note that the contractor is adhering to all health and safety protocols as issued by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct oversight visit at Forest village development

13 May 2020

Tomorrow, 14 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will visit the construction site of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town. Read More

More than 200 to benefit from Ceres housing project

13 May 2020

It is anticipated that in excess of 200 beneficiaries will move into their new homes in the Vredebes Housing Project in Ceres within the next few weeks. This is within the Witzenberg municipal area. Read More

Citizens can now move to a new house, but only for a limited time

8 May 2020

I welcome the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma that citizens are with immediate effect allowed to move to their new homes. This must however be done by 7 June 2020. Read More

Residents can still access human settlements frontline services

7 May 2020

Since the lockdown was instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa, 207 enquiries were recorded at the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Helpdesk between 27 March and 30 April. During the same period, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT)... Read More

Western Cape human settlements construction to recommence

6 May 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, all projects, in accordance with level 4 lockdown regulations, will recommence with immediate effect. Read More

Illegal evictions are not allowed during lockdown period

4 May 2020

I’ve written to the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz and his Department, requesting they seek clarity from the South African Police Services (SAPS), as to why they’re allegedly turning away tenants who have illegally been... Read More

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