Formalising property market activity: an overview of the TSC

The TSC is a pilot action-research initiative established by CAHF and 71point4 to support secure tenure in low-income property markets.  The physical advice office is based in in the Desmond Tutu Sport & Recreation Hall in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, and has been operational since July 2018.  The office is supported by two full-time office administrators, one community-engagement manager and one legal advisor.  CAHF and 71point4 are responsible for documenting the client case studies and engaging with local, provincial and national stakeholders on the policy, legislative and administrative issues that require attention.  This presentation was delivered at a SALGA National Workshop held in Cape Town in October 2019, and sets out the current status of the TSC.

To date, the TSC has received 319 cases. At the time of reporting, 221 cases were in the initial document / information collection phase (‘in progress’), 41 cases are transfers we have instructed on (or are very close to being instructed on) and a further 9 cases are transfers currently lodged in the Deeds Office. In total the TSC has finalised 18 cases which includes nine title deed handovers.  

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