21 April 2019


Christiana pensioners receive title deeds

by: Boitumelo Seleka   date:

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements is on a mission to ensure that home owners are holding title deeds to prove legal ownership. The department has over the past few months been giving out these important documents to several beneficiaries of government provided housing.

In Utlwanang and Boitumelong near Christiana, 10 elderly persons recently received their own title deeds, becoming part of the 1000 in this area who have had the privilege of being made legally recognisable home owners.

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Galaletsang Fenny Gaolaolwe, said title deeds not only serve as proof of ownership but it could also be used as an asset to build wealth.

"We have prioritised the elderly because they have been waiting for a while. By so doing, we want to show them we love and care for them," she said.

MEC Gaolalolwe was accompanied by Mayor of Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality, Kagiso Palagangwe.

One of the beneficiaries, 91-year-old pensioner Mtemi Mtshwawo, said she could now sleep with ease knowing that she holds proof of ownership of the house she is currently sharing with her grandchildren.

"I am old and frail but I am now happy that my children have a place they can call home and have proof to that effect," she said.


  1. DSC 2696 - MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe with 91-year-old pensioner Mtemi Mtshwawo, who also received a title deed
  2. DSC 2786 - MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe and Mayor of Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality, Pontsho Palagangwe with recipients of title deeds