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Pensioners from Scottsdene receive their title deeds<p>​The City’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato and Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg congratulated beneficiaries, including Ms Dorothea Groenewald (94) and Ms Cathleen Van Neel (89), as they received their title deeds today.</p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​The title deeds handover ceremony was held at the Scottsdene Youth Centre.</span><p>‘The handing over of title deeds allows homeowners to live in dignity in a home that they can call their own. There is no greater pride than taking care of a house that you can call your own and turning it into a home. When the home is taken care of, it is an investment that grows in value and that becomes an asset for the homeowners and their loved ones,’ said Mayor Plato.</p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>Empowering residents who were previously denied access to property ownership is one of the City’s key priority areas.</span><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p> </p><p>‘In August 2019, we launched the handover of historical title deeds to residents. To date, more than 2 000 title deeds have been handed over to beneficiaries living in Council Rental Units. The transfer of ownership and handing over of these title deeds is in line with the City’s commitment to redressing the imbalances of the past.</p><p>‘Going forward, we want to continue to ensure that more beneficiaries receive their title deeds,’ said Alderman Twigg.<br></p>2020-02-25T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#d662b000-ebd9-4cff-8d9f-ae22c105ed6c;L0|#0d662b000-ebd9-4cff-8d9f-ae22c105ed6c|title deed;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4f905c08-072a-43d2-8461-0505ce3c90ba;L0|#04f905c08-072a-43d2-8461-0505ce3c90ba|beneficiary;GP0|#b009bf37-7893-4b95-bb66-d24a0bd3598f;L0|#0b009bf37-7893-4b95-bb66-d24a0bd3598f|council rental units;GP0|#bb74732e-f2c2-4d5c-ab53-fed235196212;L0|#0bb74732e-f2c2-4d5c-ab53-fed235196212|scottsdene1

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