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[LISTEN] Seawinds Residents Celebrate Milestone as Title Deeds Handed Over by City Officials

Michael Hawthorne

MUIZENBERG – In a significant stride towards providing secure housing for residents, the City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate, led by Mayoral Committee Member Councillor Carl Pophaim, continued its mission to deliver title deeds to homeowners across the metro. Today, in Seawinds, a momentous occasion unfolded as 17 title deeds were officially handed over to residents.

Councillor Pophaim expressed pride in the accomplishments of the Festive Deeds Challenge, stating, “In the last few months of 2023, we succeeded in our mission to create almost 1,500 new homeowners. This is delivery in action, and I am proud of what we are achieving.”

The significance of this endeavour lies in transforming the lives of residents by providing them with formalized homeownership. Access to tenure not only changes lives but also brings dignity to the beneficiaries and their families for generations to come. The handover ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate with the title deeds recipients and acknowledge the positive impact on their lives.

“We encourage all beneficiaries to come forward to claim their title deeds,” urged Councillor Pophaim. These deeds play a crucial role in formalizing home ownership, offering proof of ownership, and unlocking future financial opportunities, such as legitimate property sales.

Currently, the Human Settlements Directorate holds over 12,000 title deeds in its registry. In a commitment to reaching more residents, additional resources have been allocated to enhance tracking and tracing efforts. A budget of R21.6 million has been set aside for this purpose, demonstrating the city’s dedication to empowering more beneficiaries.

Councillor Pophaim extended gratitude to the dedicated team of officials, stating, “Thank you to our dedicated team of officials for making this possible.” The call was made to residents to spread the news about the city’s goal of creating more homeowners and to encourage those who have not yet received their deeds to come forward.

Beneficiaries who have not received a deed are encouraged to visit the Cape Town Civic Centre Customer Service Centre on the Second Floor of 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore, Cape Town, or contact 021 400 2008.

This initiative marks a substantial step towards uplifting communities, providing them with a sense of ownership, and fostering a brighter future for the residents of Seawinds.


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