MEC for Human Settlements Tertius Simmers handed over 50 title deeds to residents of Delft.
The handover has been made possible through the Department’s Enhanced Extended Discount Benefit Scheme, which promotes home ownership of pre-1994 government-owned rental housing. The handover forms part of the department’s strategic goal of prioritising the elderly for housing opportunities in the Western Cape.
Simmers said: “The event allowed us to ensure that 50 people become fully-fledged, legal homeowners. The handover is yet another clear demonstration of the Western Cape government’s commitment to restoring dignity and creating a better life for the people of this province.”
The 50 beneficiaries hail from Voorbrug, Eindhoven, The Hague and Roosendal. Residents were able to benefit through the scheme as the sale agreements with debtors, who did not honour their agreements, were cancelled. Properties were thus sold to the qualifying current occupants and, where this was not possible, debt write-off was implemented to assist beneficiaries.