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

The North West High Court issues out an interim eviction order against all illegal occupants of the houses in Marikana

08 February 2016

Mahikeng - The North West High Court on Friday evening, issued out an interim eviction order against all illegal occupants of the houses in Marikana. This is after the Ru... [read more]

Minister Sisulu calls on Municipalities and Provinces to pay undisputed housing invoices in the next seven days or face withholding of funds

28 January 2016

Boksburg: The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu and Provincial MECs of Human Settlements today met with more than 500 contractors and developers to discuss ho... [read more]

An answer to Mr Turok on what Mega Projects will do to our cities, writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya

27 January 2016

Ivan Turok essay on mega projects is based on his understanding of the pre 2004 housing policy, media sound bites, gossips and street research. Among the tools he could have use... [read more]

Latest Speeches

30 November 2015

Words of support by the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Zou Kota-Fredericks on the occasion of the launch of the African Forum for Urban Safety


28 November 2015

Deputy Minister address the Global Platform for the Right to the City, Africa Regional Meeting on Saturday 28 November 2015 at Wits University.


15 October 2015

Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, at the official hand-over of the N2 Gateway Integrated Housing Project, Kwa-Langa Township