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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Fruitful engagements with Hermanus stakeholders about housing development

26 February 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the fruitful engagements he had in Hermanus about the Greater Hermanus Housing Development. Read More

Thousands participate in first Cape metro housing demand database drive

24 February 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the turnout to this past weekend’s housing database verification and registration drive, which occurred in the Southern Suburbs of the Cape Metro municipal area. Read More

Minister conducts public meeting about Ithemba and Welmoed housing projects

17 February 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with local residents who could potentially benefit from the planned Ithemba – and Welmoed Housing Projects in the Eerste River and Blackheath areas. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over 135 title deeds in Gouda

14 February 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 135 title deeds in Gouda, in the Drakenstein Municipal area. Read More

Human Settlements and City of Cape Town collaborate in housing database drive

13 February 2020

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements and the City of Cape Town, will embark on a Housing Demand Database Verification and Registration Drive across the City from February to April 2020. Read More

Southern Corridor project presented to potential Investors at World Urban Forum

10 February 2020

Today, Minister Tertuis Simmers will lead the Western Cape Delegation as they present the Southern Corridor Project to potential investors as part of the 10th World Urban Forum dialogue in Abu Dhabi. Read More

Velddrif housing concerns being addressed

6 February 2020

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements continues to investigate various housing concerns raised by community members in Noordhoek, Velddrif. Read More

Minister Simmers reaffirms commitment for greater Hermanus housing development

5 February 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with the Overstrand Municipality, where he once again reiterated the Provincial Department of Human Settlements’ (DoHS) commitment for the Greater Hermanus Housing Development. Read More

Breede valley and Paarl housing development projects on track

4 February 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the steady progress that the housing development projects in Transhex, Breede Valley and Del Josafat and Vlakkeland, Paarl, are making. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers engages a packed hall during public meeting in George

31 January 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers addressed a public meeting in Conville, George, to discuss the Metro Grounds Housing Project. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to host public meeting in George

29 January 2020

Tomorrow, 30 January 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will host a public meeting in Conville, George, pertaining to the Metro Grounds Housing Project. Read More

Tender for services in housing construction and infrastructure now open

27 January 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, calls upon built-environment professionals and service providers to submit tenders for the construction of housing, infrastructure and various related services in the Province. Read More

Minister Simmers kicks-off 2020 with New Head: Department of Human Settlements

20 January 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms Jacqueline Samson on her appointment as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements.    Read More

Minister hands over more than 1 000 title deeds in first six months in office

20 December 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says the handover of 1 144 title deeds since taking office at the end of May, is a clear demonstration of the provincial government’s commitment to accelerating ownership across the province. Read More

Riebeek-Wes crisis committee deny locals to receive information about housing

11 December 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is deeply concerned about the Riebeek-Wes Crisis Committee’s (RWCC) antics, when they interrupted a community meeting about housing in the area. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over 140 title deeds in Delft and Mbekweni

10 December 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 140 title deeds in Delft and Mbekweni, Paarl. From this total, 65 were handed over to residents of Delft and 75 to residents in Mbekweni. Read More

Western Cape human settlements assist more than 7 500 clients

10 December 2019

Western Cape human settlements assist more than 7 500 clients between September and November Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to handover title deeds in Delft

9 December 2019

Today, 9 December 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 65 title deeds to deserving recipients in Delft. This hand over has been made possible through our Enhanced Extended Discounted Benefit Scheme (EEDBS). Read More

Thousands participate in provincial housing verification and registration drive

4 December 2019

The recently concluded Provincial Housing Database Verification and Registration Drive, saw more than 8 500 people visiting the different venues to either register for the first time or verify and update their details on the Housing Demand Database. Read More

Minister Simmers engages communities through ministerial outreach programmes

2 December 2019

Throughout the month of November in the Cape Metro area, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers met with and engaged a wide variety of stakeholders and community members as part of his Ministerial Outreach Programme (MOP). Read More

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