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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Commissioner Nissen misleads backyarders about inviting minister Simmers to meet

19 November 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says he is deeply concerned about reports that he refused to attend an engagement with backyarders, after being invited by Commissioner Chris Nissen of the South African Human Rights... Read More

Housing demand database returns to the garden route

14 November 2019

With the “Pilot” phase having been conducted in the George municipal area in September, the Provincial Housing Demand Database Drive now returns to the Garden Route.  The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, together with municipalities in... Read More

Velddrif housing task team finalised and active

11 November 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the Velddrif Housing task team has been finalised and that they are now active. Read More

Provision of housing opportunities remains top priority for W.Cape government

8 November 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says that the delivery of housing opportunities to the most vulnerable, deserving and needy, remains his top priority. Read More

West Coast hosts housing demand database verification and registration drive

6 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements and the West Coast District municipalities will embark on a Housing Demand Database Verification Registration Drive this Saturday 9 November 2019. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over more than 300 title deeds and houses

4 November 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers handed over 92 Title Deeds and 210 houses in Forest Village, Eersteriver. Read More

More than 150 Forest Village beneficiaries to receive houses and title deeds

1 November 2019

On Monday, 4th November 2019, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over houses and title deeds to more than 150 beneficiaries of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town. Read More

Tribute to outgoing provincial human settlement head of department

28 October 2019

I would like to thank the outgoing Head of Department (HOD), Mr Thando Mguli, who on Friday, 25 October 2019, delivered his final annual report to the Standing Committee on Human Settlements in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Bitou municipality agrees with provincial human settlement development plan

24 October 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the Bitou Municipality has finally agreed with the housing development plans for their area.   Read More

Western Cape Housing Demand Database Drive goes to Cape Winelands

23 October 2019

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, together with the Witzenberg and Langeberg Municipalities, will embark on a Housing Demand Database Verification and Registration Drive on the weekend of the 26th & 27th October. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers hands over one hundreds title deeds in Grabouw

22 October 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 100 title deeds to residents of Grabouw and Villiersdorp. Read More

All arrears of Gatesville residents in government rental units written off

22 October 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says residents of the Gatesville Rental Housing complex in Athlone, which is owned and managed by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, will have all of their arrears written... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers engages Velddrif community

18 October 2019

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers addressed residents of Noordhoek, Velddrif after recent violent protest in the area led to the destruction of 53 newly constructed homes. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to conduct public meeting in Noordhoek, Velddrif

17 October 2019

Today, 17 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a public meeting with residents of Noordhoek, Velddrif in the Bergrivier Municipal area. Read More

Destruction of houses on West Coast hampers delivery

16 October 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, strongly condemns the destruction of 53 newly built houses in Noordhoek, Velddrif, in the Bergrivier Municipal area. Read More

Winner of homewise youth competition announced

16 October 2019

On Sunday,13 October 2019 Provincial Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers announced the Winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition - UX/UI Design for a Government Housing APP. Read More

Homewise youth competition winner announced

14 October 2019

Since taking office at the end of May 2019, I adopted a radical approach in how we deal with human settlements, as it’s important to me that we accelerate human settlement delivery and promote social inclusion through the development of integrated,... Read More

Announcement of homewise youth competition winner

10 October 2019

On Sunday, 13 October 2019, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, will announce the winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers re-engages community leaders in Bitou municipal area

7 October 2019

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers revisited the Bitou Municipal area to engage the leadership of the Qolweni - and New Horizon communities. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage SAHRC, community leaders and municipality in Bitou

7 October 2019

On Sunday, 6 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the leadership of the New Horizon and Qolweni communities and representatives of the Bitou Municipality. Read More

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