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

Minister Sisulu and MEC Mashilo to launch Human Settlements Ombud and handover houses in Mpumalanga

18 October 2017

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, together with the Mpumalanga MEC of Human Settlements, Mr Speedy Mashilo will on Friday, 20 October 2017 launch the Human... [read more]

Statement by Minister Sisulu on comments she made about Comrade Chris Hani commitment and respect for ANC processes and outcomes.

18 September 2017

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu has noted media articles and comments responding to her published interview with the City Press that covered a range of issues... [read more]

Department of Human Settlements will host the Human Settlements Development Summit

13 September 2017

The National Department of Human Settlements will from 20 -23 September 2017 host the Human Settlements Development Summit at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng.

The... [read more]

Latest Speeches

21 September 2017

Address by the MEC for Co-operative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements at the National Human Settlements Summit,


21 September 2017

Speech by LN Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlemets on the occasion of the 2017 Human Settlements Summit


05 September 2017

Statement by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Zou Kota-Fredericks, MP, on the assessment and enhancement of the effectiveness of UN-Habitat