Today marked a momentous occasion, when approximately 5 000 beneficiaries living in Wallacedene, Wesbank, Mfuleni and Kalkfontein had the opportunity to receive their title deeds for the first time.
The City of Cape Town is ready to issue 5 000 title deeds to beneficiaries living in Wallacedene, Wesbank, Mfuleni and Kalkfontein, which is testament to our commitment to empowering some of our most vulnerable residents as rightful property owners.
Over the past six years, the City has handed over thousands of title deeds to residents to ensure that they are confirmed as rightful property owners.
To date, nearly 4 000 beneficiaries in Wallacedene, Wesbank, Mfuleni and Kalkfontein have already received their title deeds. In addition, approximately 8 000 title deeds are in the process of being transferred to beneficiaries.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area North, Councillor Suzette Little, and the Mayoral Committee Member for Area East, Councillor Anda Ntsodo, handed over the title deeds to the beneficiaries today, 26 July 2017.‘Today’s handover is more than just a piece of paper. It is proof that our beneficiaries are the rightful owners of their properties and that their properties have become their financial assets. This needs to be celebrated. The transfer of ownership and handing over of title deeds is in line with the City’s commitment to redressing the imbalances of the apartheid past where people where denied ownership of property,’ said Councillor Little.
‘The City will continue to make every effort to ensure that beneficiaries receive their title deeds. The handover of title deeds is also a demonstration of realising the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan objectives to be a customer-centric administration and to build an inclusive city where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We trust that with their title deeds in their hands, our beneficiaries will now have the assurance that they belong and are the rightful owners of their properties,’ said Councillor Ntsodo.