The wait for the title deeds to her home in Emfuleni is over for centenarian Malebakiso Thabedi.
The 108-year-old, from Golden Gardens, was overjoyed and happy to be able to leave something for her children when the Gauteng Provincial Government handed over 2202 title deeds to Golden Gardens and Sebokeng residents on Friday.
Working in partnership with all municipalities in the province, the provincial government has taken the decision to distribute all title deeds to beneficiaries by September 2018. The programme has been dubbed Title Deed Friday and takes place every Friday until September.
A title deed is an important document that confirms that a property is transferred and is in the name of a certain individual or entity and gives right of ownership.
The document contains all the necessary details and important information about the property such as a comprehensive description and exact size.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday urged communities to guard against illegal land and house occupation. He said government would not give them title deeds if they are not legal owners.
“The handover of title deeds is an equally proud moment for the province. We have committed to bringing about redress by transferring ownership of properties to tenants who were denied property ownership previously.
“I would like to wish all the tittle deed recipients all the best in what is now their very own homes,”Makhura said.
MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa urged residents to work with government, be patient and wait their turn as government was working tirelessly to ensure that all those who qualify receive their houses.
“Title deeds are very important. We will continue to work diligently to ensure that more residents receive their title deeds.
“Our commitment is to build a province where everyone has a sense of place and belonging,” Moiloa said. – SAnews.gov.za