Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile says the provincial government aims to issue at least 50,000 title deeds over the next five months.
We intend to issue at least 50,000 title deeds between now and March.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng Human Settlements MEC
On Friday, Maile met with municipal officials to discuss the title deeds backlog in the province.
Maile says that the backlog, which is close to 200,000, has been exacerbated by bureaucracy and other factors.
He explains that because some townships in the province have not yet been proclaimed by municipalities, many residents cannot have their properties registered.
You can't inssue a title deed to people who live in an area that is not proclaimed.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng Human Settlements MEC
In our meeting with the Mayors, MMC’s for Human Settlements, Planning and Infrastructure- we are in agreement that:— Lebogang Maile (@LebogangMaile1) October 11, 2019
1. At least no less than 50 000 Deeds must be issued between now and March 2020.
2. Ensure that we are able to relax conditions for township establishment
Listen to him explain the situation to Ray White: