100 Blompark families joyfull new home owners

Another 100 families will have the joy of moving into their own homes in Phase 2 of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Blompark, Gansbaai. Eight houses are for those with disabilities and special needs.

In August 2022, the first 150 houses were completed and handed over to beneficiaries as part of phase 1. If all goes according to plan, Phase 3 (the last phase) of 150 houses will commence in April 2023.

The development will deliver 539 top structures. The total costs in respect of both civil infrastructure and houses amounts to R124.8 million.

On delivering her speech, Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, thanked the community of Blompark and Beverly Hills, for waiting their turn in allowing the Western Cape Housing Department to successfully deliver the housing project.

ALLROUND JOY AS MINISTER HANDS OVER TITLE DEEDS IN GANSBAAI: Pictured here with some of the beneficiaries are Juan Lewis (Ward 14 ward committee member), Christa from a security company, Desmond Africa (neighbourhood watch) and Carlo Pieters (community liaison officer).


The Mayor urged the beneficiaries to look after and to maintain their property as it contributes to its value. She encouraged the new home owners to draw up a will without delay to unsure that “your house go to the people you want”.

The Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers said he is proud to say that houses that were promised to the communities of Blompark a year-and-a half ago at the sod-turning, have been delivered and ended their wait for a housing opportunity. "I am delighted that we have achieved this and turned what was once hope into joy and reality for these community members."

Among the beneficiaries who received their keys from the Minister was Leonie Pieters, a beneficiary who has a hearing impairment. She applied for a housing subsidy 15 years ago and, at 59 years old, she became a homeowner for the very first time. Her daughter Eloise Dyk translated what her mom said: “Having lived most of my life on farms and informality I feel blessed to have a proper roof over my head and to know it belongs to me”.  

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers and Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, with Leonie Pieters (centre), one of the beneficiaries with a hearing impairment who received a house, and her relatives.


Councillor Riana de Coning shares in the joy of new home owner, Leonie Pieters.


Cornelia Katrina Richard received the keys to her new home from Minister Simmers at the housing handover ceremony held in Blompark, Gansbaai recently. Seen with them are Ward 14 Councillor, Alderlady Riana de Coning, and Mayor Rabie. She stayed on a farm for most of her life and had been on the housing waiting list for a long time.


Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers and Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, seen with a beneficiary at the housing handover ceremony held in Blompark on 10 March 2023.



On 10 March 2023, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers and Executive Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, Dr Annelie Rabie handed over the keys to a proud new home owner in Blompark. He had been on the housing waiting list since 2010. With them are Councillor Andrew Komani (left), Deputy Mayor Lindile Ntsabo and Councillor Clinton Lerm, the Mayco Member (MMC) for Infrastructure and Investment.


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