RDP – HOP housing scheme – title deeds

Various political leaders, including the president of the country made on various occasions accusations and statements that blacks do not have property or any property rights, while it is not the truth.    Some media articles reported in 2018 already while title deeds were issued/handed over.    “A title deed is very important document as it is about home ownership and security of tenure. We give title deeds to the people and restore their dignity through security of tenure,” he said.     

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WHERE DO THE MILLIONS LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA?
There are 7.6 million blacks with private ownership in South Africa.

The following multi-cultural people and groups / organisations believe in their “Codesa constitution” – the same constitution that violated our Afrikaner and Boer’s (all whites)  human rights since 1994.  Mention was made about 7.6 million blacks that do have private ownership of land in South Africa.   So, who are those landless “black people” then?   those immigrants from Africa and Asia perhaps?
Die 7.6 miljoen swart titelakte houers

ANC Government bought more than 5000 productive farms since 1994
Grond eienaars: ANC regeringsplase

Read more about agreements and CPA’s
Ooreenkomste – Agreements

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Beneficiaries were urged to protect their title deeds as “it is the only legal document that is proof that you’re a home owner and you must protect it as it also gives you the right to leave the house as inheritance for your children when you pass on”.      It has been reported on Parliament that RDP projects, while millions of title deeds were handed over to blacks and others.   Various houses were “owned” before 1994 already and lived in municipal housing schemes build by the previous government, but just under the 99 years lease.    Not sure how anybody took away “dignity”.   Many countries make use of the 99 year leases and other kind of schemes.

Moiloa said a title deed and ownership also came with the responsibility of building and supporting the local municipality by registering and being active ratepayers for the municipal services beneficiaries will be receiving.   The title deeds distribution campaign was officially launched last year (2017) by the then MEC of human settlements and cooperative governance and traditional affairs.

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Here are hundreds of thousands mentioned in the media that received title deeds – and none of them paid anything for their land or house, but came from TAX.

Several housing projects have been identified in the Soshanguve area to eradicate informal housing settlements. Spearheading Government’s response to concerns regarding housing challenges in Tshwane, Human Settlements Minister, Ms Connie September said the government had set aside some R5 billion for this purpose over the next two years.   According to Minister September their plans targeted informal settlements such as Steve Biko, Rethabiseng, Soshanguvhe Extension1, 12 and 27 Garankuwa extension 24 as well as the area called the Schoolside and Ithuseng amongst others.

She said they would do this by providing mixed development comprising some 55 000 houses between 2013 and 2015. 

On Sanitation, Minister September said the national Departments of Human Settlements, Water Affairs and Cooperative Governance were working together to ensure provision of proper sanitation which would include eradication of the bucket system.    Addressing concerns regarding poor-quality housess the Minister encouraged residents to supply her department with names of areas with such houses in order to ensure that companies involved in such shoddy work were blacklisted in future.

“Government can no longer afford to spend millions on fixing houses with defects caused by shoddy work. This money can be used elsewhere and that is why we want to ensure these companies are blacklisted, never to do business again with our government”.

For people earning more than R3500 but less than R15000 who did not qualify for an RDP house or a bank housing bond, the Minister said government had a programme called Gap housing where they could be assisted. Municipalities should embark on awareness drives to ensure that people falling in this category knew how to access the Gap programme.

On infrastructure, Municipal Mayoral Committee Councillor Joshua Ngonyama said the municipality had allocated R890m to upgrade roads, provide storm water drainage and install proper sanitation. Mr Ngonyama however said these projects would begin in 2016.

Responding to complaints that residents did  not have title deeds, the municipality said they were busy with this process and had already issued 500 title deeds to Winterfield residents and 5000 elsewhere in Soshanguve.  Residents who had not yet received their title deeds were asked to exercise patience as they turn was on the way.

To help speed up the housing rollout, the municipality said 10 000 serviced stands were issued to the community of Mamelodi and plans were afoot to replicate this to other parts of Tshwane, including sections of Soshanguve.

All the three spheres of government assured community members of the government’s commitment to prioritise vulnerable groupings and endeavour to provide tailor-made services. The housing demand database would still be used to allocate houses and those illegally occupying houses would be “reprimanded”.   

https://www.parliament.gov.za/news/r5bn-plans-afoot-for-tshwane

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The residents from Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve have been on the housing waiting list since early 1994.    More than 300 title deeds were issued.

The Gauteng department of human settlements’ programme of action yesterday handed over 300 title deeds to elderly residents in Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria. They had been on the waiting list since early 1994.    Member of the executive council (MEC) for human settlements Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa said the department seeks to address the allocation where the criteria places the elderly at the top of the housing demand database.
https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1935079/300-elderly-pretoria-residents-get-title-deeds/

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January 2018 – 117 Title deeds –  Stellenbosch – Kylemore, Le Roux, Cloetesville, Khayamandi, Franschhoek

During a ceremony at the Stellenbosch Town hall today, Mayor van Deventer, handed over title deeds to 117 residents. Many of these residents have been waiting for more than 20 years. These properties were part of municipal rental stock.

The beneficiaries for this set of deeds come from Kylemore, Le Roux, Cloetesville, Khayamandi and Franschhoek. The oldest beneficiary is 87 years old. The Municipality will continue to support the beneficiaries through Housing Consumer Education Programmes. For pensioners and beneficiaries who qualify, indigent grants will be made available to address the costs of municipal services.

https://www.da.org.za/government/undefined/2018/01/changing-lives-title-deeds

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12 April 2018 – Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba hand delivered 94 title deeds to the Finetown community in Ennerdale. By the time the month of April comes to a close, 795 title deeds will have been issued by the municipal government.  https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/mashaba-government-issue-title-deeds-poor/

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June 2018 – DA-led coalition governments in metro councils have delivered nearly 20 000 title deeds between August 2016 to March 2018, 70% of which have been delivered in Johannesburg and Tshwane.
https://www.da.org.za/2018/06/1913-land-act-20-000-title-deeds-delivered-by-da-led-governments-in-2-years

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2019

20 September 2018  – the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Cllr Herman Mashaba, and MMC for Housing, Cllr Meshack Van Wyk, handed over 488 title deeds to beneficiaries in Soweto.   One such beneficiary who is empowered today is 71-year-old Gladys Cebekhulu from Zola, Soweto. Her parents have been residing at the property since 1963. She was born in 1947 and has been living there since. She is delighted to finally receive a title deed and now have her name to the property.
https://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/488-title-deeds-handed-to-beneficiaries-in-soweto-
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September 2011 – Questions were raised about their title deeds in Soweto.

Meshack Lehoka, 73, said he was only five years old when his family moved into the council house in Orlando East 68 years ago. He is the occupant of the same house today but said he had yet to feel the sense of ownership unless his 99-year leasehold was cancelled and replaced with a title deed.    Another Orlando East resident, Shadrack Styles Sebooa, 60, said he bought a two-room house from the council for R552 on a 99-year leasehold in the late 1970s.

“It takes 18 months for township establishment, but the city has not been able to address the title deed problem in the 17 years of democratic government. We’re talking about townships that have been in existence for about 80 years and residents there are still not the property owners,” he said. 

“The backlog in the issuing of title deeds is worrying when security of tenure is so important for our people. Soweto has more than 500 000 households and a large portion of the owners have yet to be declared owners of houses they have occupied for ages.”

The City of Joburg said it had made great strides in handing out title deeds in Soweto. “To date more than 70 000 title deeds have been registered and handed over to beneficiaries,” said spokesman Nthatisi Modingoane.

He said Orlando East had been registered as a farm portion called Klipspruit when people were relocated there from Sophiatown and other areas. It was declared a freehold township on December 9, 2009, and some people had already been issued with title deeds. He could not say how many and from which areas of Soweto.

City housing spokeswoman Bubu Xuba said the conversion of leaseholds into freehold title deeds had started in almost all areas of Soweto except for Emndeni, Diepkloof zones 1 and 6, Mapetla and some parts of Meadowlands.

https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/soweto/homeowners-ask-where-are-our-title-deeds-1137056

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2016

Ululations and whistles reverberated across the Pimville Hall in Soweto as Johannesburg Executive Mayor Cllr Parks Tau handed out title deeds to more than 240jubilant and ecstatic property owners on Thursday July 14.   The handing out of the “all-important documents” to 242 residents of areas such as Meadowlands, Naledi, Dube, Chiawelo, Orlando West, Diepkloof, Dhlamini, Pimville, Zola, Jabulani, Molapo, Phiri and Jabulani Flats was part of the Johannesburg Property Company’s ongoing Land Regularisation Programme.  The Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) is the City of Johannesburg’s property and facilities management entity. Under the Land Regularisation Programme, introduced in 2005, urban land is audited, verified and transferred to people who were not allowed to own land under apartheid legislation.

https://www.joburg.org.za/media_/Newsroom/Pages/2016%20&%202015%20Articles/Mayor-Tau-hands-out-title-deeds-to-Soweto-residents.aspx

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Daagliks kom dit in die media en politieke leiers wat uitsprake maak teenoor veral die blanke minderheidsvolke,  oor die onteiening van grond en dat swartes geen besitreg of titelaktes het nie.   

Die blad het by meer as een geleentheid gerapporteer dat swartes dan titel aktes ontvang het, wat die teendeel bewys oor hoe daar leuens deur politieke leiers verkondig word om rassisme en haat aan te blaas.   

Enige persoon kan vir 25 jaar al ‘n stuk grond of huis aankoop en die titelakte verkry.  Hierdie wat hierin genoem word in die HOP projekte, is waar die staatsgesubsidieerde behuising verskaf word aan sekere kategorieë inkomstes en wat die titelaktes ook dan sedert ‘n sekere tydperk ontvang het.   

Sommige huise dateer uit voor 1994 en die 99 jaar pagstelsel wat nie ‘n onwettige stelsel was nie, baie lande gebruik dit steeds.   Heelwat munisipale huise is so gebou en voor 1994 aan mense vir goedkoop behuising beskikbaar gemaak.    Heelwat munisipaliteite het voor 1994 munisipale huise gehad, en omdat dit nie ‘n 5 ster woning was nie, is dit later ook goedkoper aangebied aan diegene wat daar gewoon het en ook vir die munisipaliteit gewerk het.

Heelwat privaatwerkgewers het ook hul eie behuisingskemas gehad op dieselfde vlak as munisipale behuisingskemas, wat ook later aan hul werkers verkoop is.  Niemand se menswaardigheid is met sulke stelsels aangetas nie.   Werkers kon ook nie onmiddellik hierdie huise aankoop nie.

Word die 99 jaar pagstelsel, as ‘n HOP behuising gesien dat dit eens munisipale behuisings was.  Dit het ook geeneen se menswaardigheid aangetas nie.  Of geld dit ook in al die ander lande waar dieselfde huurpagstelsel toegepas is?

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