The lives of residents of Solomon Mzolo Village uMvoti Municipality’s Ward 07 bear testament to the fact that the Department of Human Settlements upholds the ethos of restoring pride and dignity to all. This was evident as the Honourable MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works, Ms Peggy Nkonyeni together with the local leadership, officially handed over a total of 497 title deeds this afternoon. The beneficiaries were given the rightful ownership of their houses in line with the Department’s extensive Tittle Deed Restoration Programme (TRP) presently being rolled out across the length and breadth of the Province
Addressing hundreds of Umvoti residents exactly a week after tabling the 2019/20 Budget Speech whereby a total of R100,612 million was ring-fenced to address the title deed backlog in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, MEC Nkonyeni reiterated that the Title Deeds Restoration Programme remains one of the Department’s key priorities.
It is sheer coincidence that this historic event affirming home ownership and security of tenure took place during the month of July whereby the entire nation and the world at large commemorates the live and ideals of the fallen struggle stalwart, Dr Nelson Mandela. “Let’s recommit to work towards our common goal: A nation where all of us are winners, all of us have shelter, food and education” - Nelson Mandela.