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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 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

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 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

Western Cape Human Settlements Resolves Over 2000 Housing Queries In June

10 July 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements’ Minister Tertuis Simmers wishes to commend the Department’s Help Desk for assisting more than 2 000 residents with housing queries for the month of June 2019. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements Refutes ANC Allegations Of Fraud And Corruption

5 July 2019

The ANC’s statement that the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements is corrupt in its allocation of houses demonstrates their lack of knowledge and any understanding of the housing allocation process. Quite frankly it is disingenuous. Read More

Fake Housing Letter To Be Investigated

2 July 2019

The letter, which uses the City of Cape Town’s EPWP helpdesk landline number and dated 1 July 2019, has the Western Cape Government’s letterhead and is signed by a so called project manager, Melananie Koen. Read More