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

News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Minister to engage Drakenstein Municipality and hand over houses in Vlakkeland

29 September 2020

Today, 29 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage on human settlement matters with the Drakenstein Municipality, as part of his visit to Municipalities within the Cape Winelands District. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements develops fire safety plan for informal settlement

28 September 2020

As part of its Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP), the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch’s Fire Engineering Research Unit (FireSUN), developed a response plan to improve fire... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to commence Cape Winelands District visit

28 September 2020

Tomorrow, 28 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his visit to the Municipalities across the Cape Winelands District. Read More

Create a new heritage in your community

22 September 2020

As we stand on the eve of celebrating another Heritage Day across South Africa, the establishments of new communities present us with the opportunity to create a new South African heritage.    Read More

66 Residents benefit from Nyanga Housing Development

21 September 2020

This past week 66 beneficiaries of the Boystown housing development in Nyanga, moved into their brand-new homes. In total, 116 beneficiaries have benefitted from this project since July 2020.    Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers engages greater Retreat stakeholders

17 September 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers engaged the relevant Ward Councillors, sub-council and Super Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Greater Retreat Housing Project. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to greater Retreat stakeholders

16 September 2020

Today, 16 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage relevant the Ward Councillors, sub-council and super Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Greater Retreat Housing Project. Read More

Belhar CBD housing development enters student accommodation phase

16 September 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the student accommodation has broken ground at the Belhar CBD project. Read More

Minister Simmers visits Better Living Challenge tutorial filming

9 September 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited the filming site of the Better Living Challenge (BLC) tutorials, which is currently underway in Cape Town. Read More

Illegal land invasion delays Human Settlements delivery for most vulnerable

8 September 2020

Opinion Editorial by Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers  Read More

More Kanana residents receive houses in Forest Village

8 September 2020

Yesterday, 10 more residents from the Kanana Informal Settlement in Gugulethu moved into their brand-new homes in the Forest Village development in Eersteriver. Read More

Western Cape Government files intervening affidavit

3 September 2020

Today, the Western Cape Government (WCG) filed an intervening affidavit in the Western Cape High Court, requesting that it be allowed to participate in part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (... Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal conducts virtual hearings

1 September 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) is using technology to continue assisting residents of the province, given the importance of adhering to the covid-19... Read More

More people’s lives are improved through moving into Forest Village development

31 August 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says, since the beginning of August 2020, 132 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries have moved into their brand-new homes in Forest Village, Eersteriver. Read More

Minister Simmers conducts Covid awareness in George

27 August 2020

Today the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, in his capacity as the Provincial Government’s lead in the covid response for the Garden Route conducted an awareness campaign in Pacaltsdorp and Thembalethu, George. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to conduct Covid awareness in George

26 August 2020

Tomorrow, 27 August 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, in his capacity as the Provincial Government’s lead in the covid response for the Garden Route, will conduct a Covid-19 awareness campaign in George. Read More

Minister Simmers opens Botrivier Community Hall

25 August 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers officially opened the Botrivier Community Hall (BCH) in Botrivier. Read More

Human Settlements clarifies processes in West Coast District

21 August 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says after engaging the Bergrivier, Swartland and Saldanha Bay municipalities, there is a clearer understanding of his department’s planning and funding models. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to engage Saldanha Bay Municipality

18 August 2020

Tomorrow, 19 August 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit the Saldanha Bay municipality, while also handing over Title Deeds in Hopefield and Langebaan. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to engage Swartland and Bergrivier Municipalities

17 August 2020

Tomorrow, 18 August 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit the Bergrivier and Swartland municipalities, while also handing over Title Deeds in Riebeek-Wes. Read More

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