Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete expressed her appreciation towards progress made in fast – tracking the issuing of title deeds in the Mangaung Metro Municipality.

Tshwete was speaking today during the handover of more than 200 title deeds to beneficiaries in Heidedal.

“I am impressed by the cooperation between the Province and Metro Municipality in advancing the issuing of title deeds, I am happy with the interventions in dealing with bottlenecks”, said Tshwete.

As a result of the interventions, Mangaung Metro Municipality amongst others aims to, handover 200 title deeds to beneficiaries monthly, embark on a weekly verification process and engage other organs of the state to help correct the wrongly registered title deeds.

Tshwete made a commitment during the Presidential Imbizo held last month to assist the Free State Province in accelerating the issuing of title deeds.

Mangaung Metro has backlog of more than 10 000 title deeds as a result of challenges experienced during the verification processes which includes, people who are untraceable and have abandoned their allocated sites, beneficiaries that have passed on and do not have Wills resulting in unresolved estates.

“I would also like to encourage people to have a legal document called a Will, so that when they pass on there are no problems and avoid estate disputes”, added Tshwete.

The Deputy Minister will, tomorrow (28 May 2002) visit Welkom in Matjhabeng Local Municipality to also handover title deeds.

For more information, kindly contact Mandulo Maphumulo, Acting Head of Communication on 082 099 7699

Issued by the Department of Human Settlements

Press Release Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022