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Minister Simmers rates Gauteng MPL 2 day working visit a success

30 January 2023

On Friday, January 27, the Gauteng MPL-delegation for Human Settlements concluded it’s 2 day working visit to the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Simmers welcomes 2-day working visit by Gauteng MPL delegation

25 January 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will be hosting a delegation led by the Gauteng MPL for Human Settlements on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January 2023. Read More

Western Cape residents warned of online housing scams

5 January 2023

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements strongly urges residents to be aware of online housing scams that request you to pay for government housing assistance. Read More

Over 700 housing opportunities lost due to vandalism and land invasions

21 December 2022

In the past 3 years, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has experienced more than 1600 invasions of land earmarked for human settlement development across the province. During this same period, more than 100 Breaking New Ground (BNG)... Read More

Melkhoutfontein residents become homeowners before the festive season

20 December 2022

Today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers handed over keys to the homes of 50 beneficiaries of the Melkhoutfontein project in the Hessequa municipal area, close to Stillbaai, Western Cape. Read More

Melkhoutfontein beneficiaries to spend their first Xmas in newly built houses

19 December 2022

On Monday, 19 December, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will hand over the first batch of houses at the Melkhoutfontein Housing Project. Read More

Informal settlements residents urged to practice fire safety this festive season

12 December 2022

Fires are commonly experienced across the Western Cape during the festive season, particularly in informal settlement areas. In December 2020. Read More

My office door is open to address any questions on the AG report

6 December 2022

By Tertuis Simmers – Provincial Minister of Infrastructure    Read More

Minister Simmers delivers an adjustment budget with opportunities for you

5 December 2022

On Friday 2 December, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, delivered the Mid-Term Budget Adjustments for the Department of Human Settlements (Vote 8) and the Department of Transport and Public Works (Vote 10).  Read More

Blue Rise help me buy a home beneficiaries receive house keys from Minister

2 December 2022

12 homeowners in the Blue Rise Village, spent the first night of festive season in their brand-new homes, courtesy of Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers. The 7.2-hectare Blue Rise Village project is in Blue Downs, Cape Town a... Read More

Minister Simmers solidifies partnership with Kannaland municipality

21 November 2022

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers visited the Kannaland municipality which forms part of the Garden Route District.   The engagement was held in Ladismith, where Minister Simmers met with the leadership of the... Read More

107 Beneficiaries move into their brand-new homes in Mitchells Plain

15 November 2022

It has been a week filled with joy, tears, and laughter as 107 families received the keys to their homes, in new Woodlands Mitchells Plain.   Read More

Elderly beneficiaries receive their Title Deeds from Minister Simmers

14 November 2022

On Friday 11 November 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, gifted the elderly members of Nkqubela housing project with early festive season gifts. This happened when he delivered their tittle deeds 2 months after they... Read More

90 Nkqubela beneficiaries to receive title deeds from Minister Simmers

10 November 2022

On Friday 11 November, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will officiate at the handover of title deeds of the Nkqubela Housing project, in Robertson. Read More

Western Cape Government uniting communities through Farm 694 project

10 November 2022

On Saturday 12 November, Premier Alan Winde together with his Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will be at the historical Farm 694 housing project. Read More

Provincial Minister Tertuis Simmers to deliver keynote address

8 November 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will deliver the keynote address at the 7th Annual Affordable Housing Africa Convention, at Cape Town Marriot Hotel Crystal Towers, Century City.  Read More

Minister Simmers to handover first units of Mountain View project in Mossel Bay

27 October 2022

With the festive season fast approaching, on Thursday 27 October, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will visit the road construction site of the Maalgate bridge, in George. Read More

Minister Simmers meets UN Habitat Executive Director Ms Maimunah Moh’d Sharif

18 October 2022

Western Cape Government assures UN Habitat Executive Director Ms Maimunah Moh’d Sharif of its commitment to Affordable Housing Read More

Longlands residents move into their new homes

5 October 2022

Today, alongside the Mayor of Stellenbosch Advocate Gesie van Deventer, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers handed over new houses to residents of Longlands community in Stellenbosch.   Read More

Dysselsdorp beneficiaries receive houses from Minister Simmers

29 September 2022

Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, handed over houses to 12 elderly beneficiaries of Dysselsdorp, in Oudtshoorn.   Read More

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