More than 1 800 title deeds issued

2018-10-18 06:00

A 100-year-old resident from KwaNomzamo received the title deed to his house in August as part of Kouga Municipality’s drive to deliver more than 1 800 title deeds to their rightful owners.

Centenarian Thomas Bambani and his wife, Vina, could not hide their elation when Kouga Mayor Horatio Hendricks visited their home to deliver their title deed to them personally.

“I thought I was going to leave this earth without truly knowing what it means to own a home,” Bambani said.

The couple’s title deed was one of 1827 title deeds that had been found lying around at the municipality by Kouga’s new leadership after the 2016 local government elections.

According to Mayor Hendricks, some of the documents dated back 20 years or more and had never been issued to their rightful owners by the former ANC-led Council.

“A title deed is a means of empowering people economically, as it can be used to secure a loan, be it to study or start a small business.

“We are, therefore, very grateful that we could correct this serious oversight of the former Council and restore residents’ right to home ownership.”

The following number of title deeds were delivered to communities over the past six months:

  • Thornhill – 205
  • Kruisfontein – 631
  • Sea Vista – 87
  • KwaNomzamo – 253
  • Patensie – 191
  • Pellsrus – 141
  • Hankey – 319

Meer as 1 800 titelaktes oorhandig

’n Honderdjarige man van KwaNomzamo het na jare se wag die titelakte vir sy huis ontvang.

Kouga-burgemeester, Horatio Hendricks, het die titelakte persoonlik aan Thomas Bambani en sy vrou, Vina, by hulle huis in Augustus gaan oorhandig.

“Ek het gedink dat ek die aarde gaan verlaat sonder om ooit te weet wat dit beteken om ‘n huiseienaar te wees,” het ‘n verheugde Bambani gesê.

Die dokument was een van meer as 1 800 titelaktes wat deur Kouga se nuwe leierskap by die munisipale kantore ontdek is na die verkiesing in 2016.

Volgens Hendricks, is van die titelaktes reeds meer as 20 jaar gelede uitgereik, maar die ANC-beheerde munisipaliteit het die dokumente nooit aan die regmatige eienaars oorhandig nie.

“’n Titelakte help om mense ekonomies te bemagtig. Huiseienaars kan dit, onder meer, gebruik om vir ‘n lening te kwalifiseer, hetsy om te gaan studeer of ‘n klein besigheid te begin.

“Ons is dus baie dankbaar dat ons kon regmaak waar die vorige Kouga-raad verbrou het en vir duisende inwoners hul bewys van eienaarskap kon gee.”

Daar was altesaam 1827 titelaktes vir die volgende gemeenskappe:

  • Thornhill – 205
  • Kruisfontein – 631
  • Sea Vista – 87
  • KwaNomzamo – 253
  • Patensie – 191
  • Pellsrus – 141
  • Hankey – 319

Ngaphaya kwe-1 800 leziqinisekiso zobunini

UMHLALI olikhulu leminyaka waKwaNomzamo uye wafumana isiqinisekiso sobunini bomzi wakhe ngo-August njengenxalenye yephulo loMasipala waseKouga lokuhambisa ngaphaya kwe-1 800 lweziqiniseko zobunini kubaninizo.

Inkonde uThomas Bambani kwakunye nonkosikazi wakhe uVina abakwazanga ukulufihla uchulumanco lwabo ngexa uSodolophu waseKouga uHoratio Hendricks endwendwela ikhaya labo ukuzisa isiqinisekiso sobunini sabo kubo ngenkqu.

“Besele ndicinga ukuba ndiyakuya kutshona ndingakhange ndiyazi ukuba kuthetha ukuthini ukuba ngumnini-mzi ngenene,” utshilo uBambani.

Isiqinisekiso sobunini sesi sibini sesinye sezili-1827 eziye zafunyanwa zilele nje kwamasipala lulawulo olutsha lwaseKouga emva konyulo loorhulumente basekhaya luka-2016.

NgokukaSodolophu uHendricks, amanye ala maxwebhu asusela kwiminyaka engama-20 nangaphezulu, engazange anikezelwa kubaniniwo liBhunga ebelikhokelwa yi-ANC.

“Isiqinisekiso sobunini yenye yeendlela zokuxhobisa abantu ngokwezoqoqosho, nanjengoko sinokusetyenziswa ukufumana imali-mboleko, nokuba yeyemfundo okanye eyokuqala ishishini elincinane

“Siyavuya ngoko xa sithe sakwazi ukuyillungisa lempazamo ingaka yeBhunga langaphambili, sikwazi ukubuyisela ilungelo lobunini kubahlabali.”

La ngamanani eziqinisekiso zobunini eziye zahanjiswa kubahlali kwezinyanga zintandathu zidluleyo:

  • Thornhill - 205
  • Kruisfontein - 631
  • Sea Vista - 87
  • KwaNomzamo - 253
  • Patensie - 191
  • Pellsrus - 141
  • Hankey - 319

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