Today, Tertuis Simmers was appointed as the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements.
On the 12th of June 2017, he was sworn in as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. He served on and chaired various committees.
Between 2011-2017 and prior to becoming a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in 2017, he served as a Mayoral Committee Member (MAYCO), on the Corporate Services, Roads and Asset Management Committee, as well as Speaker of the Eden District Municipality.
Apart from serving on the Western Cape Bargaining Council Division of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), where he was as a member of the Plenary and the Executive between 2011-2017, he also qualified as a Skills Development Facilitator in 2015.
Minister Simmers said, “I am honoured to be called upon to serve the people of the Western Cape. I regard this as an opportunity to improve the lives of the people of the Province. I will serve with humility and at all times give my best.
We will continue to make progress, by being innovative, creating more housing opportunities and identifying major housing projects that cater for different levels of the market to be financed by the sale of underutilised provincial assets.”