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

Hand over of sixty houses to commemorate the 1956 Women's March

26 August 2016

A TOTAL of 60 women will be proud owners of their new Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses next week when the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota-Fredericks and North West... [read more]

Department of Human Settlements spent more than R 4 Billion to ensure full participation of women in the economy

28 July 2016

Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks will brief the media on the strides made by the department and its Stakeholders to ensure participation of women in the ec... [read more]

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's diary for the coming six days

26 July 2016

The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu, will be involved in a series of activities around the country starting from Wednesday, 27 July to Monday, 01 August 2016.

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Latest Speeches

25 July 2016

General Reflections on the draft New Urban Agenda at the Third Meeting of the Habitat III Preparatory Committee Surabaya


20 July 2016

Remarks by Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks on the Habitat III Consultations towards South African position on the New Urban Agenda of the National Forum on Human Settlements and Urban Development


07 July 2016

Speech by Deputy Minister Zoe Kota-Fredericks at the Certification ceremony hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metro University