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News and Speeches for Department of Human Settlements

Mitigating against a tough fiscal environment in the wake of interest rate hike

29 May 2023

On Thursday, the Reserve Bank unanimously agreed to a 50 basis points increment in the Repo Rate to 8.25%. This translates to a new prime lending rate of 11.75% for our citizens.  Read More

R271 million upgrade of the Refinery interchange project is an economic boost

25 May 2023

On Tuesday 23 May, the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers visited this multimillion roads’ infrastructure project. Read More

Masakh’iSizwe Busary Programme empowers 96 students

22 May 2023

On Saturday 20 May 2023, the Western Cape Provincial Minister of the Department of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers officiated at the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme (MiS) bursary awards ceremony. He awarded 96 young people bursaries for the 2023... Read More

Contractor for 13 displaced Wolwedans families in Mossel Bay appointed

18 May 2023

The Western Cape Department of Infrastructure together with the Mossel Bay Municipality has appointed a contractor to build new homes for 13 displaced Wolwedans families. The contractor was appointed on Friday 12 May 2023.  Read More

Two George infrastructure projects on track to create jobs and empower residents

16 May 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, began the week with oversight visits to two of his department’s key projects in George – the upgrading of the Gwaing Road and a housing project at Metro Grounds site. Read More

Western Cape 204-units Maitland Mews Social Housing Project officially launched

12 May 2023

Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers was joined by the Executive Mayor of Cape Town Geordin Hill-Lewis and the National Minister of Human Settlements to launch the 204 units Social Housing project. Read More

Minister Simmers to officiate launch of the R95.9m Maitland Mews Social Housing

10 May 2023

On Thursday, 11 May, MEC Tertuis Simmers will be joined by the National Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, and her Deputy Minister, Pam Tshwete, to officiate the launch of the Maitland Mews Social Housing Project. Read More

Overberg District Municipality to receive R1.8bn in Infrastructure investment

8 May 2023

The Overberg District Municipality has been presented with the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Infrastructure budget for the region by Provincial Minister Tertuis Simmers. Read More

R260 Million road infrastructure investment provides for safe road usage for all

5 May 2023

Days 1 and 2 of the WCG Bicycle Handover Tour saw the team visit and cycle through two of the soon-to-be-completed road infrastructure projects in the Overberg District Municipality. Read More

Minister Simmers commemorates Workers Day and commits to create over 15 000 jobs

1 May 2023

In commemoration of Workers’ Day, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, has committed to creating more than 15 000 jobs over the next three financial years. Read More