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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.

Along with the initial 32 units handed over last week, this will bring the total number of units now occupied to 44.

The construction of this project, which forms part of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) commenced on 4 November 2020 and has a budget allocation of over R 14,1 million. It consists of 82 units, with one unit having been allocated to a military veteran.

 Minister Simmers said: “This is an exciting period as more people will have the opportunity to completely change their lives, and all of this within the space of one week. I’m looking forward to handing over each person’s key, as it is moments such as these that brings me most joy.

Through this handover we’re once again demonstrating the Western Cape Government’s commitment to improving our people’s lives, well-being and overall safety, while also restoring their dignity.”

For media present, there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.



Date: Friday, 9 April 2021

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Venue/Meeting Point:  3 Olienhout Street, Barrydale 

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Tertius Simmers
021 483 9483 (o)
082 721 3362 (m)


Nathan Adriaanse
Director Communication & Stakeholder Relations
Tell: 021 483 2868
Mobile: 083 2631720