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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Qolweni housing project needs urgent resolution

15 June 2021

I am deeply concerned with the continued delay of the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project in the Bitou Municipal area. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget of empowerment shared with Overberg

10 June 2021

Over the last two days I’ve had the pleasure of engaging the Swellendam, Cape Agulhas, Overstrand and Theewaterskloof municipalities. Read More

Minister Simmers wishes outgoing Western Cape Human Settlements head well

7 June 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my well wishes to Ms Jacqueline Samson, who tomorrow, 7 June 2021, will formally be leaving her post as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (HOD).    Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to Overberg

7 June 2021

Tomorrow, 8 June 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Overberg District. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements continues to prioritise youth empowerment

3 June 2021

As we commence with Youth Month, it is important that all young people of the Western Cape are aware that their empowerment remains a key priority for the Provincial Department of Human Settlements. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille politicising land release to Western Cape

26 May 2021

The National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), Patricia De Lille, is politicising the release of land from her department to the Western Cape, and thereby failing to follow the important principle of cooperative governance. Read More

Preventing land invasions, a priority for Western Cape Government

24 May 2021

Our data reveals that there have been no attempts at illegal invasions of state land in any of the non-Metro areas, while the Metro has recorded 94 attempts since the second week of April 2021. Read More

Still no clarity from Minister De Lille about which land parcels were released

20 May 2021

An entire week has passed since I stated that neither the Western Cape Government (WCG) nor the Western Cape Housing Development Agency (HDA) has received 5 parcels of land from the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI). Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements engaged Cape Winelands District

17 May 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says last week’s engagements with the Witzenberg, Langeberg, Drakenstein and Stellenbosch municipalities presented his department with the opportunity to provide insight into why his... Read More

First Vredebes residents in Ceres receive Title Deeds

17 May 2021

It brought me great joy to hand over the first 20 title deeds to residents of the Vredebes Human Settlements Development, which is our new Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Ceres.  Read More

Minister De Lille should clarify which parcels of land were released

12 May 2021

I can categorically state that neither the Western Cape Government (WCG) nor the Western Cape Housing Development Agency (HDA) has received 5 parcels of land from the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI). Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to Cape Winelands

11 May 2021

Tomorrow, 10 May 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Cape Winelands District. Read More

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

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