Announcement of homewise youth competition winner | Western Cape Government



Announcement of homewise youth competition winner

10 October 2019

On Sunday, 13 October 2019, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, will announce the winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition.

The competition forms part of the creation of an APP for citizens to easily access information on government housing assistance. Launched on 23 July 2019, the competition officially closed on 30 August 2019 and was open to Western Cape youth aged between and 16 and 35 years. The competition required entrants to design the user experience and user interface (UX and UI) of the APP.

Minister Simmers said: “I’m looking forward to making this exciting announcement, as it presents us with an opportunity to showcase our young people’s creative flair and solutions-driven approach in solving everyday problems and challenges. This engagement takes us a step closer to bringing innovation into the human settlements space.”

In addition to presenting the competition winner’s concept, there will be other notable announcements on the day.   

There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.



Date: Sunday, 13 October 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Venue:  Department Boardroom, 4th floor, 27 Wale Street, Cape Town.

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Tertuis Simmers
Tel: 021 483 3397 (o)
Cell: 082 721 3362 (m)