Harare home owners empowered with title deeds

04 May 2022 in Where We Govern

The City of Cape Town’s Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, and officials in the Human Settlement’s Directorate handed over 19 title deeds to beneficiaries in Harare, Khayelitsha today, 4 May 2022. This year, the City has already handed over 84 title deeds to beneficiaries in Harare.

Title deeds provide formal ownership to residents and unlock economic opportunities for future generations.

‘Today we share this special day with 19 more title deed beneficiaries. As a caring and inclusive City, we continue with our efforts to secure dignity for communities by providing affordable housing opportunities to qualifying residents and by handing over title deeds to beneficiaries. Since 2013/14 we have handed over more than 12 250 title deeds to beneficiaries and we thank all teams and officials who have made this possible.

‘The City is committed to ensuring that even the most vulnerable Capetonians can access the property market and live with the dignity afforded by formal property ownership. Facilitating people’s ownership of real assets not only breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty, but offers them both financial and physical security. In line with our commitment to dignity, we believe that no Capetonian should be a permanent tenant of the state. We are therefore speeding up our title deed handover programme. Over the coming months, the City will be handing over a significant number of title deeds to additional beneficiaries,’ said Mayor Hill-Lewis.

‘The City is pleased to assist 19 more beneficiaries with the title deeds to their homes in Harare, and today we celebrate with them. Our title deed handover programme is ongoing and we look forward to handing over many more title deeds to qualifying beneficiaries across the metro.

‘We also remind residents who are residing in older City housing projects to approach us so that we may also assist them with their title deeds. Historic property transfers will continue to be prioritised and we look forward to assisting many more residents over the coming months,’ said Councillor Booi.

Contact us

Beneficiaries of old housing projects who have not received their title deeds are encouraged to email: ownership.delivery@capetown.gov.za