MEC Bentley Vass handed over title deeds to beneficiaries in Hantam during a virtual event on Sunday.
THE MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta), Bentley Vass, said on Sunday that the issuing of title deeds to Northern Cape residents is a way to help restore their dignity.
Vass handed over title deeds to beneficiaries in Hantam during a virtual event on Sunday.
Vass said the fact that July 18 is the commemoration of Mandela Day, makes the handover even more significant.
“Prior to 1994 it was unheard of for our people to be issued with title deeds by the then government. Our people were robbed of their dignity due to that. Many of our parents and grandparents passed away without having some form of entitlement. It is for that reason that the current government saw fit to give our people proper housing as well as title deeds for those houses,” Vass said.
He added that the handover was part of government fulfilling its promises to the people.
“When we came into power, we promised our people houses, proper health care, jobs and education. Some of the promises we could achieve and others we could not. However, working as a collective and working together we can do more,” said Vass.