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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Over 3 000 participate in housing database verification/registration in George

17 September 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the response to this past weekend’s housing database verification and registration drive, which was piloted in the George municipal area. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to handover title deeds in Delft

16 September 2019

Tomorrow, 17 September 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over title deeds to deserving recipients in Delft. Read More

Housing demand database drive this weekend

12 September 2019

The Provincial Department of Human Settlements together with the George Municipality are embarking on a Municipal wide Housing Database verification exercise. This will take place on the weekend of the Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September. Read More

Housing database verification and registration drive in George

10 September 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, together with the George Municipality will this weekend embark on a Housing Database verification exercise. This will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September. Read More

Minister Simmers engages backyarders at housing summit

29 August 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers addressed backyard dwellers at the Western Cape Housing Summit. This summit was called for by the South African Human Rights Commission and held at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. Read More

Minister Linidiwe Sisulu fails to clarify redirection of national owned land

27 August 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the national government has still not committed to revealing whether the five pieces of well-located land in Cape Town, have been redirected for human settlement development. Read More

Minister Simmers serves clients at Human Settlements helpdesk

20 August 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, lent a helping hand, when he assisted various clients at the Department’s Help Desk. Read More

Good’s Brett Herron misleading public about acquisition of Racing Park

18 August 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says Good Party’s Brett Herron is blatantly misleading the public in stating that the Western Cape Government (WCG) acquired the Racing Park property in Killarney Gardens at the inflated... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over 50 title deeds in Delft

13 August 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 50 title deeds to residents of Delft. Read More

Planned shutdown should not infringe on rights of others

7 August 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says the proposed “shutdown” by certain Cape Town communities should not infringe on the rights of others, particularly those who might need to get to work, school, health facilities or any... Read More

Contractor employee dies in tragic accident at Forest Village housing site

30 July 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, wishes to express his sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of a contract worker who earlier today, tragically died at the Forest Village Housing Development site. Read More

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says prime national owned land has been redirected

26 July 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he was pleased to learn, during the National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP) debate on Human Settlements that the five pieces of well-located land in Cape Town, owned by national... Read More

53 Temporary units handed over to Wupperthal residents following fire

23 July 2019

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 53 Temporary Residential Units (TRA’s) to Wupperthal residents, following a devastating fire in December in this Cederberg town. Read More

Minister Simmers helps wards 16, 17 and 108 Forest Village beneficiaries

22 July 2019

Over the past weekend, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with local residents who are to benefit from the Forest Village Housing Project in Eerste River. Read More

Ebenezer housing project to benefit New Horizon and Qolweni residents

19 July 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says the Ebenezer piece of land identified for a housing project in the Bitou Municipal area, could benefit up to 1500 people. Read More

52 Blue Downs residents receive title deeds to their homes

16 July 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 52 title deeds to residents of Blue Downs. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to handover title deeds In Blue Downs

15 July 2019

Tomorrow, 16 July 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 52 title deeds to deserving recipients in Blue Downs. This hand over has been made possible through our Enhanced Extended Discounted Benefit Scheme (EEDBS). Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers covers 8 000km first month in office

15 July 2019

Accelerating housing delivery Visited project sites and engaged stakeholders Handed over units in Forest Village, Grabouw and Caledon Sod turning in Barrydale and George Opened an internal and criminal case based on a falsified housing letter Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to highlight first month in office

15 July 2019

Today, 15 July 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a press conference, where he will unpack his first month in office. Read More

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