On Thursday, 22
March 2018, the MMC for Housing and Human Settlement, Cllr Mandla Nkomo,
led a ceremonial handover of 88 title deeds in Eersterust.
The City of Tshwane resolved that the remaining scheme
houses in Eersterust should be transferred to qualifying beneficiaries in terms
of the Enhanced Extended Discount Benefit Scheme (EEDBS) policy by using
subsidization up to the full prevailing individual housing subsidy amount.
This administration is speeding up the delivery of
title deeds for state-subsidised houses so that recipients have legal ownership
of the property where they reside or operate a business from. This provides
homeowners with an important economic asset to free them from poverty or
advance their prospects. It is also in line with the 2030 vision of building
sustainable communities and providing adequate, quality services and
infrastructure for all residents.
Cllr Nkomo told the new homeowners that they are now
the sole and legal owners of the house allocated to them and registered in
their name. “Remember, home ownership is an exciting experience, as it restores
pride, dignity and respect. The house handed to you today also carries certain
responsibilities and rights, obligations and duties that you must always meet
Photo caption: Ward
Councillor Benjamin Lawrence; Mary Keppler, 92 years old; Cllr Mandla Nkomo