Department of Human Settlements

The formulation of South Africa's Housing Policy commenced prior to the democratic elections, with the formation of the National Housing Forum. This forum was a multi-party non-governmental negotiating body comprising 19 members from business, the community, government, development organisations and political parties outside the government at the time.


Latest News

Government must put laws to stop selling of Government subsidized houses

23 March 2017

North West-Opening the North West Human Settlements Indaba the Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, has announced that Government is working on la... [read more]

Government commits to finding permanent solutions to Hout Bay fire

14 March 2017

Following Saturday's tragic fire which killed 4 and left about 15 000 people homeless, Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks, Western C... [read more]

Minister Sisulu and MEC Madikizela to visit Hout Bay fire victims

13 March 2017

Tuesday 14 March 2017, National Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu, Deputy Minister Zou Kota –Fredericks and Western Cape Human Settlements MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela,... [read more]

Latest Speeches

08 March 2017

Remarks by the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Hon (MP) Zou Kota-Fredericks on the occasion of the launch of the NHBRC Transformation Charter and Commemorating International Women’s Day, Cedarwood, Woodmead, JHB


09 December 2016

Speech by Honourable Zou Kota-Fredericks (MP), Minister for the Department of Human Settlements in South Africa on the occasion of the 2016 All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards (AAPSIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 December 2016.


24 November 2016

Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of Human Settlements, at the annual Govan Mbeki Awards, 24 November 2016, Durban International Convention Centre