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Over 700 housing opportunities lost due to vandalism and land invasions

21 December 2022

In the past 3 years, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has experienced more than 1600 invasions of land earmarked for human settlement development across the province. During this same period, more than 100 Breaking New Ground (BNG)... Read More

Melkhoutfontein residents become homeowners before the festive season

20 December 2022

Today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers handed over keys to the homes of 50 beneficiaries of the Melkhoutfontein project in the Hessequa municipal area, close to Stillbaai, Western Cape. Read More

Melkhoutfontein beneficiaries to spend their first Xmas in newly built houses

19 December 2022

On Monday, 19 December, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will hand over the first batch of houses at the Melkhoutfontein Housing Project. Read More

Informal settlements residents urged to practice fire safety this festive season

12 December 2022

Fires are commonly experienced across the Western Cape during the festive season, particularly in informal settlement areas. In December 2020. Read More

My office door is open to address any questions on the AG report

6 December 2022

By Tertuis Simmers – Provincial Minister of Infrastructure    Read More

Minister Simmers delivers an adjustment budget with opportunities for you

5 December 2022

On Friday 2 December, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, delivered the Mid-Term Budget Adjustments for the Department of Human Settlements (Vote 8) and the Department of Transport and Public Works (Vote 10).  Read More

Blue Rise help me buy a home beneficiaries receive house keys from Minister

2 December 2022

12 homeowners in the Blue Rise Village, spent the first night of festive season in their brand-new homes, courtesy of Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers. The 7.2-hectare Blue Rise Village project is in Blue Downs, Cape Town a... Read More