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27 families have been handed the title deeds for their homes as part of Human Rights Month celebrations in Kayamandi; these families have waited a long time for this day.


Stellenbosch, South Africa (28 March 2023) – Kayamandi has long since been home to thousands of families, it is a generational community but very few of the families have ever owned their homes. The Stellenbosch Municipality has been working to correct this and over time, has handed life-changing title deeds to the families.

To date, thousands of families have been given the title deeds for their homes. Ownership creates empowerment and opportunity. It’s a pathway to freedom that some of the beneficiaries have waited for their entire lives.

This week, in further celebration of Human Rights Day, 27 families were given the title deeds for their homes.
Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer, handed over the title deeds to residents in Kayamandi. This forms part of Mayor Van Deventer’s commitment and promise to give people ownership of their properties.

“It is truly an honour for me to give these residents the gift of owning their home. Ownership of your house creates a peace of mind that no money can buy. A title deed provides security and is a passport to economic participation! As a municipality, we will continue our efforts to transfer title deeds as quickly as possible. Empowerment starts with ownership and today I am overjoyed to be empowering these residents and their families.”

The Mayor also thanked the Free Market Foundation for their unwavering support in expediting the process of transferring title deeds to the residents.

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