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Early Christmas for 6 000 property owners who will receive title deeds <p>Happy Valley residents were overjoyed when they received their title deeds to their homes yesterday, Wednesday 4 November.<br> <br>‘Over the course of the next few weeks, we will hand over thousands of title deeds to recipients. I am pleased to be joining these handovers and assist in bringing residents some certainty and ownership of their homes, making them fully-fledged and legitimate homeowners. These efforts are part of the City of Cape Town’s initiative to ramp up service delivery for the benefit of our residents,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.<br> <br>During November, beneficiaries whose title deeds are ready for collection, will receive a letter from the City informing them of the details for their collection.</p><p>Since the beginning of 2020, the City has handed over close to 500 title deeds and had it not been for the COVID-19 national lockdown, this number would be higher. With the easing of national lockdown regulations, the Urban Management Directorate is making every effort to ensure that our beneficiaries receive their title deeds ahead of the festive season.<br> <br>The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, congratulated the beneficiaries during a special ceremony.</p><p>‘This will be the single biggest round of title deed handovers, and residents will be able to enjoy the festive season with their families knowing they have their title deeds,’ said Alderman Twigg.<br> <br>Over the coming weeks, title deeds will also be handed over to property owners in various areas including Mfuleni, Wesbank, Wallacedene, Joe Slovo, Tafelsig, Crossroads and Bardale/Fairdale.<br> <br>‘As part of the education around being responsible property owners, we would like to partner with the financial sector to help empower our beneficiaries with the much-needed information to make informed decisions about financial matters related to their assets, such as wills, testaments and insurance.<br> <br>‘Empowering residents who were previously denied access to property ownership is one of the City’s key priority areas to bring about redress. The handing over of title deeds allows homeowners to live in dignity in a home they can call theirs. It is an investment that will grow in value and that will become an asset for them and their loved ones. There is no greater pride than taking care of a house that you can call your own and turning it into a home.<br> <br>‘Service delivery is about improving the lives of people and adding value to their livelihoods – this is part of the City’s commitment to building a caring City,’ said Alderman Twigg</p><p> <br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-11-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1b05f64b-82b6-48ff-9032-784fac58cf97;L0|#01b05f64b-82b6-48ff-9032-784fac58cf97|executive mayor;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#ce59e3e3-ee3c-465c-972d-4c09853ff306;L0|#0ce59e3e3-ee3c-465c-972d-4c09853ff306|urban management;GP0|#d662b000-ebd9-4cff-8d9f-ae22c105ed6c;L0|#0d662b000-ebd9-4cff-8d9f-ae22c105ed6c|title deed10

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