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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Kanana Informal Settlement residents in Gugulethu move into new homes

24 February 2021

On Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 24 families from Kanana informal settlements were moved into their new homes in Forest Village housing project. Nine (9) of the beneficiaries that moved into their new homes are living with a recognized disability. Read More

More residents have taken occupancy of emergency structures in Masiphumelele

23 February 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says 400 emergency units in Masiphumelele have been erected on the site where a devastating fire in December 2020 destroyed approximately 1 100 informal homes. Read More

Historic agreement to accelerate housing development in the Garden Route

18 February 2021

On Friday 19 February 2021 Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers, and Executive Mayor, Ald. Read More

Minister Simmers engages Masiphumelele residents

16 February 2021

While interacting with some of the residents that have taken occupancy of their emergency structures in Masiphumelele, it was pleasing to note that residents are happy to be back in their own homes. Read More

Human settlement plans in Khayelitsha on track

15 February 2021

The Head of Department of Western Cape Human Settlements, Ms. Jacqui Samson, recently led her team of professionals and senior managers to Khayelitsha Training Centre to meet the housing beneficiaries of Taiwan in Site C, Khayelitsha. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to visit Masiphumelele residents

15 February 2021

Tomorrow, 16 February 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit and interact with some residents of Masiphumelele who have taken occupation of the temporary emergency structures. Read More

More residents benefit from Forest Village housing development

10 February 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, with 43 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries moving into their brand new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver, on Thursday, 4 and Tuesday 9 February 2021,... Read More

Construction of emergency structures for Masiphumelele continues

10 February 2021

The construction of the emergency structures for Masiphumelele residents who were affected during a devastating fire in December, where close to 1 100 informal homes were destroyed, is steadily continuing. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal continue to address Communicare cases

8 February 2021

During the third quarter, which covers 1 October to 31 December 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) closed a further 200 Communicare cases. Read More

Human Settlements signs agreement with Garden Route District Municipality

5 February 2021

The historic Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) entered into between the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) and the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM), to collaborate on selected human settlements projects, clearly shows our... Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal continues to address backlog

3 February 2021

Between 1 October 2020 and 31 December 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) has made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 635 to 1 167. This is a reduction of 468 cases. Read More

Beneficiaries move to temporary and permanent accommodation to clear site

3 February 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements is making good progress in relocating existing and potential housing beneficiaries from the Airport Precinct housing project site. Read More

Garden Route Covid infections continues to decrease - we need to save jobs

28 January 2021

The reduction in the number of covid infections in the Garden Route is a clear demonstration that the current hotspot declaration of the area should be lifted. Read More

Western Cape Government app has 3 900 downloads

25 January 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the number of downloads of the WCG App, demonstrates how residents from this province have taken to adopting technology to access services in the public sector. Read More

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