RECIPIENTS of state-subsidised houses in Gauteng will in future receive their homes simultaneously with their ownership papers or title deeds.In a radical departure from past practice‚ the Department of Human Settlements appears to be planning to build houses for specific beneficiaries in a bid to unravel a more than 22-year long backlog of 74,970 title deeds.After the building of houses‚ a would process begin to identify beneficiaries and then allocate them title deeds — in some cases only years later.Of the almost 75,000 title deeds to be allocated‚ 71,090 are outstanding to beneficiaries belonging to the post-1994 period, while the remaining 3,880 are outstanding pre-1994.Addressing members of Parliament’s portfolio committee on human settlements on Tuesday in Cape Town‚ acting head of department Ngoako Molokomme disclosed that the department would be spending R62m to allocate 34,444 title deeds in this financial year."In the current financial year‚ the province has adopted an ap...

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