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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Emergency structures for Masiphumelele on track

21 January 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the construction of emergency structures for Masiphumelele residents who were displaced during a devastating fire in December, is making steady progress. Read More

Support and relief efforts continue for the Masiphumelele Community

21 December 2020

The recent fire in Masiphumelele that destroyed more than 1000 homes is a truly catastrophic tragedy. Read More

Behaviour change will help reduce Covid cases

15 December 2020

In order for us in the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) to overcome the declaration as a COVID-19 hotspot as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, we have to immediately adapt our behaviour to one that adheres to all health... Read More

Over 16 000 housing opportunities delivered in the Western Cape

14 December 2020

On Friday, 11 December 2020, The Department of Human Settlements tabled its 2019/2020 annual report at Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP). Read More

Allround joy as Minister hands over title deeds in Vredenburg and Velddrif

11 December 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers ensured that 18 Wesbank residents in Vredenburg became legal homeowners by handing over their Title Deeds, while 10 residents in Noordhoek, Velddrif entered their brand-new homes... Read More

Judge President wants new hearing in court case on halting illegal occupations

9 December 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is deeply disappointed to learn that Judge President Hlophe has decided to appoint three new judges for a new hearing to commence de novo in respect of part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and... Read More

Minister Simmers to handover title deeds in Wesbank, Vredenburg and Velddrif

9 December 2020

Tomorrow, 10 December 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, will be handing over 18 Title Deeds in Wesbank, Vredenburg, which is in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area. Read More

Third judge appointed in court case of halting illegal occupations in progress

8 December 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCG) welcomes the decision by Judge President Hlophe to allocate a third judge in part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) litigation against the City of Cape... Read More

Adherence to all health protocols is critical in combatting Covid

7 December 2020

It is very important that every single person in the Garden Route District (GRD) either starts or continues to observe and adhere to all covid protocols. This is the only way we would be able to bring a speedy halt to the current surge in terms of... Read More

Western Cape Government concludes submissions in court case

27 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased with the submissions made by the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Counsel in relation to part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic... Read More

Bitou community engagements to occur in new year

25 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says due to the hostspot alert issued in the Garden Route District, as a result of the rapid increase in covid-19 cases, the planned engagements for this month with the leadership of the... Read More

Court case on legality of halting illegal occupations in progress commences

23 November 2020

Tomorrow, part B of the South African Human Rights Commission and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ litigation against the City of Cape Town in respect of the rights of landowners to halt an illegal land invasion in progress, commences in the Western... Read More

First 58 beneficiaries of Transhex Project to enjoy Christmas in new homes

16 November 2020

Yesterday, during an information session with beneficiaries of the Catalytic Transhex Housing Project in Worcester, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers informed those present that the first 58 of the 190 beneficiaries will move... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to host public meeting in Worcester

13 November 2020

On Sunday, 15 November 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will host an information session with the first group of beneficiaries of Phase 1 of the TransHex Housing Project that is currently underway in Worcester.  Read More

Invitation to tender for services in the built environment now open

12 November 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, calls upon Professional Service Providers (PSP’s) in the built and related environments, to submit bids, to participate in a Framework Agreement with his Department. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to engage Kannaland Municipality

11 November 2020

Tomorrow, 12 November 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit the Kannaland Municipality, as part of his Ministerial outreach programme. Accompanied by his senior executive officials, Minister Simmers will engage the MAYCO... Read More

Government housing allocation has a clear process

10 November 2020

Affording a housing opportunity to qualifying and deserving beneficiaries continues to be a priority for the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. It is for this reason that we are focussed on 4 key drivers, which are: Read More

Persons with disabilities a priority for Western Cape Human Settlements

6 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said at the commencement of the annual National Disability Rights Awareness Month, which is between 3 November and 3 December, that the delivery of housing opportunities to the most... Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal working through Communicare matters

4 November 2020

The Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal’s (RHT) quarterly report, which covered 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, shows that the number of Communicare matters finalised or closed has increased from 156 at the end of June 2020 to 411 at the end of... Read More

SAA bailout will cost nearly 6 000 beneficiaries title deeds in Province

30 October 2020

By cutting the Western Cape Title Deed Restoration Grant (TDRG) by over R23 million, as part of the R10,5 billion bailout to SAA, the National Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni had demonstrated that the National Government was not prepared to make... Read More

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