News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Grabouw’s Hillside PHP Housing Project making steady progress

5 May 2021

I’m happy to note that a further 34 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries of the Hillside PHP Housing Development in Grabouw have taken occupancy of their Breaking New Ground (BNG) homes. This brings the total of residents that have moved into this... Read More

Premier Alan Winde and Minister Simmers visit Garden Route housing projects

30 April 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited the Mountain View Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Mosselbay, which is currently still under construction. Read More

More than 5 000 social housing opportunities on the horizon

23 April 2021

Ensuring that affordable housing opportunities are created throughout the Western Cape is a primary priority for the Western Cape Government (WCG). Read More

94 Residents moved into the Forest Village housing development

22 April 2021

It’s with great joy that I note that between 1 March 2021 and 20 April 2021, 94 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries have taken occupation of their homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal working through its backlog

21 April 2021

During the fourth quarter (January 2021 – March 2021) of the 2020/21 financial year, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 167 to 898. This is a reduction... Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements concludes West Coast District visit

15 April 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said that it was pleasing to engage the Matzikama, Bergrivier, Saldanha Bay and Swartland municipalities over the last three days and to provide insight as to why his Department’s budget of... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds and serviced sites visiting West Coast

15 April 2021

I was very happy to assist 22 residents in Velddrif (12), Louwville (5) in Vredenburg and Diazville (5) in Saldanha Bay in becoming fully-fledged and legal homeowners, when I handed over their title deeds over the last few days, while also ensuring... Read More

Human Settlements will deliver homes to recipients of the Syferfontein project

15 April 2021

Tomorrow, 16 April 2021, more than 60 beneficiaries will receive keys to their new homes in the Syferfontein Project in Pacaltsdorp by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers together with Executive Mayor for the... Read More

Illegal land invasions attempts have increased to over 1 070

14 April 2021

Since July 2020 to the second week of April 2021 there have been 1 078 attempts of illegal land invasions across the Western Cape, with the majority being in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Barrydale housing handovers changing people’s lives

12 April 2021

There was joy and excitement when 12 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries received the keys to their brand-new homes on Friday, 9 April, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale, in the Swellendam Municipal area. Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to districts

12 April 2021

Tomorrow, 12 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the West Coast District. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to hand over houses in Barrydale

8 April 2021

Tomorrow, 9 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale in the Swellendam Municipal area, hand over 12 units to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements launches its own reserve fund

7 April 2021

Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the launch of the Western Cape Asset Finance Reserve for Human Settlements (WCAFRHS) will strengthen the Department’s ability to drastically improve the lives of the people of this... Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget is to empower our people

31 March 2021

For the 2021/22 financial year, the Western Cape Department Human Settlements’ budget of just over R 2,35 billion, is set to empower and drastically change the lives of the people of this province. Read More

Construction of emergency structures in Masiphumelele continues

31 March 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased to note that the construction of emergency units on the sports field in Masiphumelele is progressing steadily. Read More

New hearing on halting illegal occupations to commence before three new judges

23 March 2021

The case in the consideration of the common law right of counter-spoliation by landowners as a legitimate means to repel land invasions, launched as part B of an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic... Read More

Affordable housing opportunities grows through Social Housing Developments

17 March 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited and engaged with residents of the newly developed Regent Villas Social Housing Project in Weltevreden Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to hand over title deeds in Villiersdorp

15 March 2021

Tomorrow, 16 March 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, will be in attendance at the handover of 212 title deeds to residents in Villiersdorp. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage tenants of the Regent Villa Social Housing Project

15 March 2021

Tomorrow, 16 March 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit and engage residents who have recently moved into the Regent Villa Social Housing Project in Weltevreden Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Residents move into Anchorage Social Housing development

10 March 2021

Yesterday, the National Minister of Human Settlements Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, along with the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers were in attendance at the Anchorage Social Housing Project to welcome and handover... Read More

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