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

News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Western Cape Human Settlements budget is to empower our people

31 March 2021

For the 2021/22 financial year, the Western Cape Department Human Settlements’ budget of just over R 2,35 billion, is set to empower and drastically change the lives of the people of this province. Read More

Construction of emergency structures in Masiphumelele continues

31 March 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased to note that the construction of emergency units on the sports field in Masiphumelele is progressing steadily. Read More

Human Settlements Appropriation Budget Vote 8 Speech

30 March 2021

Appropriation Budget Vote 8 – Cape Town 30 March 2021 Venue: Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) Honourable Speaker Honourable Premier Honourable Cabinet Colleagues Honourable Members and Read More

New hearing on halting illegal occupations to commence before three new judges

23 March 2021

The case 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 Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic... Read More

Affordable housing opportunities grows through Social Housing Developments

17 March 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited and engaged with residents of the newly developed Regent Villas Social Housing Project in Weltevreden Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to hand over title deeds in Villiersdorp

15 March 2021

Tomorrow, 16 March 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, will be in attendance at the handover of 212 title deeds to residents in Villiersdorp. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage tenants of the Regent Villa Social Housing Project

15 March 2021

Tomorrow, 16 March 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit and engage residents who have recently moved into the Regent Villa Social Housing Project in Weltevreden Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Residents move into Anchorage Social Housing development

10 March 2021

Yesterday, the National Minister of Human Settlements Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, along with the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers were in attendance at the Anchorage Social Housing Project to welcome and handover... Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over keys at the Anchorage Social Housing Project

8 March 2021

Tomorrow, 9 March 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will attend the project launch of the Anchorage Social Housing Project in Glenhaven, Bellville. Read More

More than R355-million spent on preventing illegal land invasions

2 March 2021

It is incomprehensible that during the current financial year, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, has already spent more than R 355 million to prevent illegal land invasions and the illegal occupation of completed units. Read More

Forest Village housing development continues to improve people’s lives

1 March 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers is extremely happy to announce that as of the end of February, 2 578 people have already moved into their brand-new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Kanana Informal Settlement residents in Gugulethu move into new homes

24 February 2021

On Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 24 families from Kanana informal settlements were moved into their new homes in Forest Village housing project. Nine (9) of the beneficiaries that moved into their new homes are living with a recognized disability. Read More

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