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Temporary de-densification of Dunoon and Kosovo could benefit more than 10 000

31 March 2020

It is estimated that in excess of 10 000 residents could be assisted in the Greater Kosovo and DuNoon informal settlements through the temporary de-densification process once it commences. Their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority. Read More

Dunoon and Kosovo informal settlements to be de-densified

30 March 2020

Pursuant to the announcement yesterday, by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents, this... Read More

Western Cape human settlements welcomes Dunoon and Kosovo de-densification plans

28 March 2020

We welcome the announcement today by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents. Read More

Closure of human settlements frontline services and all construction sites

25 March 2020

As part of adhering to the 21-day lockdown as instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa, which takes effect at midnight on Thursday, 26 March, all construction sites and our frontline services with the Department of Human Settlements i.e. Read More

15 Arrests after illegal invasion attempts in forest village

24 March 2020

I am deeply concerned at yet another attempt to illegally occupy units that are currently under construction as part of the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Western Cape human settlements app now available

23 March 2020

Good day and welcome to our first ever Facebook Live event. It’s an exciting day for us as the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, as we’re making technological history. Read More

Live launch of human settlements app on facebook

19 March 2020

On Monday, 23 March 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will, live on Facebook, launch the much-anticipated Human Settlements APP. Read More

Cape metro housing database drive postponed due to national disaster declaration

17 March 2020

As a result of the National Disaster Declaration, which limits the number of people who can gather, we must immediately postpone all planned Housing Demand Database (HDD) Drives, across the Cape Metro until further notice. Read More

Kanana residents to continue receiving housing opportunity

13 March 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with Kanana residents in Gugulethu, where he once again reaffirmed his commitment to assist them with a housing opportunity, and to set the record straight about the number of... Read More

National and Provincial Human Settlements Minsters to engage Kanana community

12 March 2020

Today, National Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Pam Tshwete and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, will visit Kanana, Gugulethu. This visit forms part of their ongoing programme to meet communities and engage them... Read More

Housing demand database drive heads to Atlantis and Mamre

11 March 2020

On Saturday, 14 March, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Housing Demand Database Drive, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, will make its way to the Atlantis and Mamre communities. Read More

Residents flock to second Cape metro housing database drive

9 March 2020

Over the past two days, 2 371 residents from Belhar, Matroosfontein, Elsies River and neighbouring areas, flocked to the Belhar Minor Hall, Leonsdale Community Centre and Adriaanse Civic Centre, to participate in the second Housing Demand Database (... Read More