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600 title deeds handed over to elated homeowners
​KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works
Ravi Pillay with eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede joined
KwaNdengezi, Waterloo and Phoenix township residents in
celebrating being first time home owners.
RESIDENTS of KwaNdengezi, Waterloo and Phoenix were overcome with joy and experienced a proud moment when they finally became the rightful owners of their properties.

This follows a recent title deeds handover hosted by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Ravi Pillay who together with eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede issued a total of 600 title deeds in these areas between 12 and 14 March.

A further 7 477 title deeds will be handed over to recipients by June this year. Both MEC Pillay and Mayor Gumede described the issuing of title deeds as part of government’s broader efforts to drive service delivery to ensure that residents have a sense of belonging. “The first phase of service delivery was to build houses for people.

This is the second phase where we hand-out title deeds to restore their dignity and secure the future of the previously disadvantaged. They are now relieved that no one can ever take away their homes,” said MEC Pillay. Mayor Gumede said it was befitting that the title deeds handover programme was held this month as the country commemorates Human Rights Month in March. “Having a dignified place to call home should not be taken for granted. All people have the right to be decently housed and to raise their families in comfort and security,” she said.

Mayor Gumede revealed that the programme is ongoing with more handover programmes to be hosted as the City endeavours to ensure that people have full ownership of their homes. Mogie Moonsamy from Phase six in Waterloo could not contain her excitement at finally being an official homeowner.

She said as a pastor occupying the house for the past 14 years she dreamt of extending a room to cater for church services, which will now become a reality as she is the rightful home owner. A cheerful Moonsamy said: “It feels good knowing that there is something my three children and eight grandchildren will inherit when I die.”

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