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

Cabinet approves National Government intervention to support Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in fast tracking Human Settlements Delivery

30 April 2015

Cabinet has approved a National Government intervention led by the National Department of Human Settlements to support the Human Settlements Division of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality with capacity and technical skills to address supply chain problems and also f... [read more]

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to visit N2 Gateway project

29 April 2015

The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu, MP will on Sunday 03 May 2015 visit the N2 Gateway project to interact with residents and view progress made since it was launched.The Minister’s visit also forms part of her pre Budget Vote activities that will take... [read more]

Minister Sisulu calls on MUT students to lead the fight against xenophobic violence

17 April 2015

Mlazi-The Minister of Human Settlements and Chancellor of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Lindiwe Sisulu, MP has called on Student Representative Council (SRC) and the student body leadership to stand firm against xenophobic violence.

"Judging by yo... [read more]


09 April 2015

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, KwaZulu Natal Premier, and MEC of Human Settlements, Ravi Pillay will visit Kwa-Dukuza as part of the National Imbizo Focus Week.

The National Cabinet recently approved the hosting of the National Imbizo Focus... [read more]

Latest Speeches

17 April 2015

South Africa’s statement at the 2nd Habitat 111 2nd preparatory committee, plenary

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17 April 2015

Statement during the plenary of Prepcom II by South Africa on behalf the African Union member states

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17 April 2015

Statement by Deputy Minister Zoliswa Kota-Fredericks on the special theme for the 25th Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Upcoming Events

Hon Minister Lindiwe Sisulu Budget Vote Speech
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 14:00
Venue : National Assembly Chamber in Parliament

14:00 will be the Budget Vote Speech followed by a Cocktail Event at the Old Assembly Chamber Restaurant at 16:30