KZN first composite title deed handover boosts Community Prosperity

Shallcross, KwaZulu Natal: KZN will witness their first-ever handover of a composite title deed for the institutional, wholesale benefit of a community in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality since the start of the ongoing title deed on Tuesday Campaign in September.

KZN first composite title deed handover boosts Community Prosperity
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Shallcross, KwaZulu Natal: KZN will witness their first-ever handover of a composite title deed for the institutional, wholesale benefit of a community in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality since the start of the ongoing title deed on Tuesday Campaign in September.

The composite title deed is for a piece of Government land measuring 3 600 sqm and worth about R1,5 million situated in Shallcross.

The Provincial Government donated the land to a local civic group, which facilitated the donation request on behalf of a local Non-Profit Organization, the Centre of Hope.

The handover ceremony is going to be held today (Thursday). The composite title deed is a culmination of a process whose genesis is almost two decades back in 2003 initiated by the then MEC for Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, and erstwhile eThekwini Municipality Mayor Councillor Obed Mlaba.

The NPO, Centre of Hope intends to use the land in partnership with private sector partners and investors to build a centre that will assist with various interventions on social ills and other community social issues afflicting the Shallcross community.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements’ Title Deeds Tuesday Campaign is gaining traction as it enters the fourth month of intense roll-out of the programme since it began in September and continued to be rolled out during October and November.

The title-deed handover campaign moves back to eThekwini Municipality this coming Thursday, 07 November 2023, where MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Sipho “KK” Nkosi will affirm an entire Shallcross community and 36 local individual residents with their security of tenure documentation for 3,600 donated square metre land and Enhanced Extended Discount Benefit Scheme (EEDBS) linked Shallcross pre-1994 rental housing stock.

The Human Settlements and Public Works MEC will be joined by eThekwini Municipality political leadership, representatives from the Department of Social Development and stakeholders from social partners, the Shallcross Civic and Ratepayers Association (SCARA).

MEC “KK” Nkosi designated Tuesdays as Title-Deeds Day, and this has seen the Department of Human Settlements crisscrossing the vast Province embarking on a sustained Title-Deeds Hand Over Programme in an effort to fast-track issuing of title-deeds to eligible beneficiaries of the Department’s housing stock built before and after 1994.

Since the genesis of the Title Deeds Tuesday Campaign, almost 6,000 title deeds have been handed over to communities in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Nquthu Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, KwaDukuza Local Municipality, Newcastle Local Municipality, Alfred Duma Local Municipality, Abaqulusi Local Municipality, Mzimkhulu Local Municipality during October, September and in November.

The 36 individual title deeds will add to the 322 of the titles that have been handed over to the Shallcross community since November 2020.

They form part of the total number of 562 title deeds earmarked to be handed over to the Shallcross beneficiaries. The total number of outstanding title deeds is now standing at 240.