The City of Cape Town’s Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and officials in the Human Settlement’s Directorate handed over 17 title deeds to beneficiaries of the Belhar Pentech housing project on the 12 May 2022.
‘We celebrate today with 17 additional title deed beneficiaries at our Belhar Pentech housing project. We continue with our efforts to secure dignity for communities as a caring and inclusive City by providing affordable housing opportunities to qualifying beneficiaries and by handing over title deeds to them. Title deeds provide formal ownership to residents and unlock economic opportunities for future generations. Since 2013/14 we have handed over more than 12 250 title deeds to beneficiaries across the metro. Thank you to the teams and officials who have made this possible.
‘The City is committed to ensuring that all Capetonians, even the most vulnerable, are able to access the property market. This allows them to live with the dignity afforded by formal property ownership. By facilitating the ownership of real assets, we are playing a role in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. This also offers our residents both financial and physical security. We believe no Capetonian should be a permanent tenant of the state – in line with our commitment to dignity. We are speeding up our title deed handover programme and the City will be handing over a significant number of title deeds to additional beneficiaries in the coming months,’ said Mayor Hill-Lewis.
‘We are pleased to assist 17 more beneficiaries with the title deeds to their homes at our Belhar Pentech housing project. Our title deed handover programme is ongoing and we look forward to handing over many more title deeds to qualifying beneficiaries across the metro.
‘Historic property transfers will continue to be prioritised and we look forward to assisting many more residents over the coming months. We remind residents who are residing in older City housing projects to approach us so that we may also assist them with their title deeds,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi.
Contact us: Beneficiaries of old housing projects who have not received their title deeds are encouraged to email: firstname.lastname@example.org