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

Urgent warning on fraudulent order numbers, request for quotation and purchase order numbers from the "National Department of Human Settlements"

01 July 2015

Since 2014, we have been inundated with enquiries from service providers who either called or visited our office to enquire about the legitimacy of the requests for quotations they received from the "Department of Human Settlements". The logo used in these requests f... [read more]

Much progress made in the revitalisation of distressed mining towns

30 June 2015

In late 2012, in the aftermath of the tragic events in Marikana, I established an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities to give effect to the Specia... [read more]

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro contractors and developers commits to better relations with Government to fast track housing delivery

23 June 2015

Port Elizabeth-Contractors and Developers attending a two days’ workshop (22 - 23 June 2015) to address their concerns and also share information on human settlement Programmes of the Metro resolved to build better relations with the Metro, National... [read more]

Minister Sisulu and Executive Mayor Danny Jordaan to sign an agreement on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality integrated human settlements programme

22 June 2015

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, and the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Danny Jordaan will on tomorrow, 23 June 2015, sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the... [read more]

Latest Speeches

23 June 2015

Deputy Minister Kota-Fredericks Seshego hand-over speech

Click here to download the complete speech.[pdf]

22 May 2015

Speaking notes for the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements
The Honorable Mrs. Z Fredericks-Kota for the occasion of the Business Breakfast
On the 22nd of May 2015 in East London

Click here to download the complete speech.[pdf]

22 May 2015

Speaking notes for the Director General Department of Human Settlements, Mr T Zulu on the occasion of the launch of the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Human Settlements.

Click here to download the complete speech.[pdf]