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Together let’s prevent land invasions

22 December 2021

Today, I make a concerted appeal to all citizens of the Western Cape, to ensure that no land invasions attempts are allowed to occur across this Province.    Read More

Forest Village housing development creates over 1 100 local job opportunities

14 December 2021

The Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver, has created 1 155 local job opportunities, since the project commenced in January 2016. Read More

An early Christmas gift for the residents of Lamberts Bay

14 December 2021

On Monday 13, December, 45 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries in Lamberts Bay received early Christmas gifts, when the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over the keys to their brand-new homes. Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over houses in Lamberts Bay

13 December 2021

Tomorrow, 13 December 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will ensure that 45 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries in Lamberts Bay live in improved conditions, by handing over their houses. Read More

Upward adjustment of Human Settlement budget a boost for affordable housing

13 December 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements’ (WCDoHS) budget for the 2021/22 financial year has been adjusted upwards by R 57, 088 million. This means our overall budget increases from R 2, 353 billion to R 2, 410 billion. Read More

No losses incurred by Provincial Department of Human Settlements 2020/21 audit

13 December 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) incurred no losses in its 2020/21 financial year audit outcomes. This means that not a single cent of the public purse has been used in a fraudulent manner or for self-enrichment by any... Read More

New Woodlands residents receive progress update on Farm 694 Housing Development

9 December 2021

On Tuesday, 7 December 2021, backyarders from New Woodlands, Mitchells Plain, received a progress update on the Farm 694 Housing Development by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. Read More

More than 100 residents move to new homes in Boystown, Nyanga, before Christmas

8 December 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements is currently in the process of relocating 235 informal settlement residents, and their families, to their new homes in Boystown, Nyanga. Read More

Construction of phase 1 at Qolweni project on track to be completed in time

8 December 2021

The rapid pace at which progress is being made at the Qolweni Phase 3A (169) housing project, in Plettenberg Bay, clearly demonstrates how the Western Cape Government (WCG) is ensuring that the living conditions of those most in need, are improved. Read More

Minister Simmers condemns invasion of units at the Forest Village development

6 December 2021

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the attempted invasion and occupation of houses at the Forest Village Housing Project, which occurred last night in Eersteriver. Read More

Day of joy for Ebenhaeser and Vredendal residents

2 December 2021

It was a day of joy and excitement yesterday in the Matzikama municipal towns of Ebenhaeser and Vredendal, when the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over title deeds and houses in the respective areas. Read More

70 Emerging contractors empowered through Human Settlements skills programme

1 December 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, handed over 70 certificates to emerging contractors who were part of the Contractor Technical Skills Training Programme (CTSTP) in the Overstrand Municipal area. Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over title deeds, houses and conduct sod turning

30 November 2021

Tomorrow, 1 December 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will visit the northern part of the West Coast District to significantly change the lives of a number of residents. Read More

Minister Simmers to deliver keynote address to emerging contractors

29 November 2021

Today, 29 November 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will deliver a keynote address and hand over 70 certificates to emerging contractors who were part of the Contractor Technical Skills Training Programme (CTSTP) in... Read More

Forest Village provides dignified homes for Cape Town residents

23 November 2021

Just over 3000 houses have been handed over to residents in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eerste River.    Read More

SOD turning for Silverton signals new beginning in Khayelitsha

18 November 2021

On the Tuesday, 16 November, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers conducted a sod turn in the Silverton Emergency Housing Project Phase 1A, in Khayelitsha. Read More

Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain residents empowered with title deeds

17 November 2021

Today, 27 residents within the Cape Metro were empowered when they became fully-fledged and legal homeowners after the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over their title deeds. Read More

Minister Simmers to empower Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain residents

16 November 2021

On Tuesday 16 November, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements will hand over 22 title deeds to residents in Khayelitsha, and 5 to residents from Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain. This will be followed by a sod turning ceremony at the Silvertown... Read More

30 Youth and emerging contractors receive training in contractor development

15 November 2021

This past Friday 12 November, the Western Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers delivered a keynote address to a group of young entrepreneurs at the Contractor Development training in Lawaaikamp Community Hall in George. Read More

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