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New contractor appointed for the completion of 423 housing opportunities

30 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) has appointed a new contractor for the completion of 423 housing opportunities in the Vlakkeland housing project in Paarl.   Read More

Notice to vacate has been issued on an unlawful BNG sale

27 June 2022

On June 15 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, advised that a beneficiary of the Highbury Park Housing Project in Kuilsriver, had been issued with a notice to vacate her free and subsidised unit, following the unlawful... Read More

Minister Simmers officiates sod turning ceremony of Deferred Ownership Project

23 June 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers officially turned the sod to mark the first phase of construction of the Deferred Ownership Project in Cape Agulhas. Read More

Minister Simmers to officiate sod turn of the deferred ownership housing project

20 June 2022

On Tuesday 21 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will officiate the sod turning of the Department of Human Settlements’ Deferred Ownership Housing Project, in Cape Agulhas.   Read More

Rental and ownership options for youth introduced by Human Settlements

20 June 2022

The Provincial Department of Human Settlements has developed a new human settlements product within affordable housing aimed at empowering young aspirant first time homeowners called Deferred Ownership. In simple terms this is “Rent to Own or Rent... Read More

Incarcerated youths in Mossel Bay given a chance at reformed life

17 June 2022

On Tuesday 14 June, 30 incarcerated youths, were given a chance at living a reformed life, when they graduated from the Department of Human Settlements’ Contractor Development Program in Mossel Bay.    Read More

Golden Valley housing development successfully delivered

10 June 2022

The Golden Valley housing project has successfully delivered 136 brand new homes to the community of Blanco in the George Municipality.    Read More

Minister Simmers delivers Qolweni houses in record time

6 June 2022

On Friday 3 June, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, handed over 30 brand new homes to beneficiaries of Qolweni, in Plettenberg Bay,  only eleven months since the project was handed over to the Western Cape Government.   Read More

Minister Simmers appeals to Gugulethu community to report construction mafia

2 June 2022

Yesterday, 1 June, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, visited the Luyolo Construction site in Gugulethu, which is one of three Airport Precinct infill sites, namely Tambo Village and Gxagxa. Read More

Minister Simmers delivers houses in Qolweni in record time

2 June 2022

In less than 10 months since breaking ground and a few weeks shy from a year since the project was handed to the Western Cape Government, the approved beneficiaries of Qolweni will receive its first set of keys to their brand new homes. Read More

Minister Simmers holds discussions with Cape Metro sub-councils

23 May 2022

On the Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th May, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, engaged Councillors from the Sub-Councils 21(Kuilsriver) and 17 (Mitchells Plain) respectively including a site visit to the Welmoed reservoir... Read More

Minister Simmers encouraged by positive response to the Delinking of FLISP

18 May 2022

Six weeks since the implementation of the FLISP Delinked policy on April 1 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers is thrilled at the response of the citizens of the Western Cape which has been overwhelmingly positive and... Read More

Minister Simmers attends engagements and conducts site visits in Garden Route

5 May 2022

Between 27-29 April, newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers conducted various site visits and had engagements in the Garden Route District. Read More

Minister Simmers engages municipal executives on human settlements matters

26 April 2022

Today, the newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers engaged Mayors, Deputy Mayors and MAYCO Members for Human Settlements from all Municipalities across the Province. Read More

Minister Simmers to hold public meeting with community of New Horizon

26 April 2022

On Wednesday 27 April, the newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will engage the community of New Horizon in Plettenberg Bay.  This engagement relates to the construction of the Ebenezer Portion 20 Housing... Read More

Minister Simmers honoured to be appointed Provincial Minister of infrastructure

25 April 2022

Today, at the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC), Western Cape Premier Alan Winde announced changes to his Provincial Cabinet.  Read More

Plans to complete the balance of construction in Vredebes project are underway

21 April 2022

Plans to deliver the remainder of the 600 top structures in the Vredebes Housing Project in Ceres are underway. To date, 229 were completed and delivered in Phase 1 of the project. Read More

Final group of beneficiaries move in at N2 Gateway Boystown

19 April 2022

On the eve of Easter, the final group of beneficiaries moved into their brand new homes at the N2 Gateway Boystown Housing Project in Crossroads.  Read More

Schulphoek housing project social compact committee to be re-formed

12 April 2022

During an engagement earlier this month between the Overstrand Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and officials from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), an agreement was reached that on 13 April 2022, the Schulphoek Social Compact... Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Simmers addresses affordable housing indaba

11 April 2022

While addressing an Affordable Housing Indaba this past Friday, both the Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomed the opportunity to engage relevant stakeholders within the Affordable... Read More

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