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Gauteng government restores dignity by handing over title deeds in Devon

Gauteng Provincial Government has restored the dignity of Impumelelo residents in Devon, by handing over the most important documents, tittle deeds on Friday, 20 April 2018.

Premier David Makhura and MEC for Human Settlements Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa handed over 200 title deeds to the excited and proud beneficiaries. MEC Moiloa will return on 5 May 2018 to hand over the remaining 1085 title deeds to the rightful recipients.   

Addressing the community, Premier Makhura said human settlement was one of the key drivers of Gauteng’s economic transformation plan. 

“We want to build developments that will create opportunities for our people because when people have jobs they will be able to build houses for themselves,” said Makhura. 

The hand-over ceremony marked the launch of the title deeds distribution campaign which will spread across the Sedibeng District Municipality including Lesedi Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality and Emfuleni Local Municipality. 

Makhura said a total of 4500 tittle deeds would be handed over to beneficiaries in the Sedibeng District Municipality in the next three weeks.

The title deeds distribution campaign is part of government’s plan to eradicate the title deeds distribution backlog and to issue pre-and post1994 outstanding title deeds to beneficiaries. 

The title deed acts as proof of ownership in terms of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937, with each property required to have its own separate deed. The document contains all the necessary details and important information about the property such as a comprehensive description and exact size.

“We are at war, we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that more residents receive their title deeds. Our commitment is to build a province where everyone has a sense of place and belonging. We encourage our new property owners to take care of this lifelong asset.

“Please don’t sell your RDP houses,” Premier Makhura urged the community, adding that the title deed was their children’s inheritance.