13 March 2015
The City of Cape Town said it
is making every effort to address title deed backlogs.
Mayoral Committee Member for
Human Settlements Benedicta van Minnen said transferring title deeds is
possibly one of the greatest methods to bring redress to residents who were
prohibited from owning property during the reign of the apartheid regime.
Minnen said there have been
several delays to this process based on a number of factors.
Minnen said one is historic
delays due to zoning issues, the transfer of tenancies in of the third
purchases as well as transfers where either payment has not been made or the
person living within the unit are not the people whom the home legally belongs
“We are currently
investigating the process and we are working towards extraditing ensuring that
these are transferred to the rightful people and seen as part of the
reconciliation program of the City of Cape Town” Minnen added.
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