Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Housing in the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Meshack Van Wyk, handed over 90 title deeds to beneficiaries from Ivory Park on Friday, 9 November 2018.
“The Title Deeds Programme is one of the key priorities of this administration and as a government that delivers, the department is pleased to be delivering title deeds to the people in Region A,” said the MMC.
During his recent visit to the area, MMC Van Wyk was made aware of the community’s many needs. Issues such as the delivery of houses remains a key area of concern and has led the department to develop plans that will address these needs.
Today the MMC visited senior citizens at their homes in order to personally deliver their title deeds and others were assisted to get to the event to collect theirs. A total of 90 title deeds were handed over.
There are a further 70 title deeds that have not yet been collected by residents and MMC Van Wyk urges the beneficiaries to get to the housing office in their area to collect it.
The City of Johannesburg’s delivery of title deeds is in accordance with the 2017/18 Integrated Development Plan’s priorities to ensure pro-poor development that addresses inequality, poverty and provides meaningful redress.
The MMC has promised the residents of Joburg that in the current financial year, the department had set a target of issuing 3 500 title deeds, and it was a target they put all resources towards meeting.