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February 2016
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Dept honours excellence at Govan Mbeki Awards

Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements recognised and awarded best performing contractors, housing projects and municipalities in the delivery of human settlements for 2014/15 financial year at the 6th Provincial annual Govan Mbeki awards held in Mthatha on 30 April 2015.Read more

MEC hands over houses to destitute Flagstaff families

Eastern Cape MEC of Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August together with Ingquza Hill LM Mayor, Cllr Pat Mdingi, handed over new homes to 3 families in KwaZulu Village, Flagstaff on 22 May 2015.Read more

February 2016
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Former freedom fighters come home

KOMANI – They sacrificed their lives and went into African countries to be trained as soldiers for armed wings of liberation movements during the apartheid dispensation in South Africa. When all the liberation movements were unbanned, they returned homewith hope and aspirations for a better...Read more

April 2016
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Community comes together in celebration

“It is so beautiful,” community member Nolungile Mbem exclaimed after seeing the eagerly awaited house for 109 year old KwaNonzame resident, Minah Vumah. Mbem said that her children were also on a housing waiting list, “Now that I got to see how the new house looks like, I am so excited for them...Read more

June 2016
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Human Settlements, tells all, in its five year journey

From the countless voices of beneficiaries that shared their stories of breakthroughs to the reflection of role players in the contribution of remarkable achievements in Human Settlements, the Department recently pulled out several pages from its book - celebrating improved human settlements...Read more

July 2016
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New home a pride and joy for Qunu elder

When Nodumase Nqweniso saw her new house being built she shed tears of joy everyday as she could not believe that she would one day own such a home. As part of the Mandela Month celebrations, EC Human Settlements MEC, Helen Sauls and Human Settlements Deputy Minister, ZoeKota-Fredericks handed...Read more

October 2016
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Multi-million rand facility set to benefit Engcobo villagers

Multi-million rand facility set to benefit Engcobo villagers The villagers of eNgcobo and surrounding areas received a life changing upliftment through a new multi-purpose facility that will tend to their social and economic needs. The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements handed over a...Read more

August 2017
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OR Tambo rural project wins Best Rural Human Settlements Award in the province

OR Tambo rural project wins Best Rural Human Settlements Award in the province
 
A Human Settlements Development Project built for destitute families in Mqanduli and Coffee Bay within the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has won the accolade of the...Read more

September 2017
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Blue Crane beneficiaries claim their rights to home ownership

Blue Crane beneficiaries claim their rights to home ownership More than 400 beneficiaries received proof of home ownership at a title deeds handover at an official Title Deeds Handover event in Somerset East in Blue Crane Route Municipality recently. The title deeds were issued to beneficiaries...Read more

November 2017
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Military veterans receive new homes

A total of 21 destitute military veterans received new homes from the Department of Human Settlements in collaboration with the Department of Defence and Military Veterans in Maydene Farm, Mthatha on 03 November 2017. The Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Ms Helen Sauls- August, the Deputy...Read more