W Cape Human Settlements MEC: 'It's about integrating communities'

The Belhar CBD housing project was launched in 2017 and upon completion, in 2022 this second phase initiative will see 4000 mixed-use, mixed-income, and mixed-tenure housing opportunities.

On Wednesday recently-appointed Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers will be rolling up his sleeves and adding some finishing touches by doing some painting on the project.

Simmers chats to Kieno Kammies about the Belhar project, which is one of the biggest of its kind.

It is around 245 units.

Tertius Simmers, Human Settlements MEC - Western Cape government

This is part of a much bigger project in the Belhar CBD, he explains, and next year another 500 units will be delivered.

There is a proposed hospital site near there as well with construction due to start.

Tertius Simmers, Human Settlements MEC - Western Cape government

Space is being created for commerce in the area to grow, he says.

Human settlements is more than giving a person a house, it is about building a fully integrated human settlement.

Tertius Simmers, Human Settlements MEC - Western Cape government

It is about integrating communities.

Tertius Simmers, Human Settlements MEC - Western Cape government

Listen Simmers explaining the details below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : W Cape Human Settlements MEC: 'It's about integrating communities'


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