Minister of Infrastructure

Minister Tertuis Simmers was born on 23 March 1983.

Born in Nelspruit, Tertuis Simmers has four children, 3 boys and a girl and is married to Monique Simmers.

He has been active in politics for the past 19 years.

Between 2011-2017 and prior to becoming a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in 2017, he served as a Mayoral Committee Member (MAYCO), on the Corporate Services, Roads and Asset Management Committee, as well as Speaker of the Eden District Municipality.

Apart from serving on the Western Cape Bargaining Council Division of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), where he was as a member of the Plenary and the Executive between 2011-2017, he also qualified as a Skills Development Facilitator in 2015.

He enjoys jogging and is an avid chess player. In fact, he is keen to challenge anyone who might think that they are a better chess player.

Contact details

Media Liaison Officer
Name: Ntobeko Mbingeleli
Tel: 021 4838067

Head of Ministry
Vuyolwethu Njalo
Tel: 021 4832200

Appointment Secretary
Carmen Hartnick
Tel: 021 4834468

Community Outreach Officer (George)
Colleen Smart
Tel: 044 805 8779

Stakeholder Relations Officer
Mbongi Gubuza
Tel: 021 483 2482

Ministry of Infrastructure
Western Cape Government
Address: 8th Floor, 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8001