Department of Human Settlements

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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 CITY OF CAPE TOWN POLITICAL GRANDSTANDING REMAINS AN ENEMY OF HOUSING DELIVERY

17 March 2015

Cllr Benedicta van Minnen of the City of Cape Town allegation that Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, “shuts out Cape Town from USDG grant meeting” is baseless and part of grand standing by the City of Cape Town.

The fact is that the Minister th... [read more]


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS TO FACILITATE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN HUMAN SETTLEMENTS YOUTH AND WOMEN PROGRAMMES

26 February 2015

Human Settlements Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks will visit Joe Slovo informal settlements in Cape Town tomorrow as part of the Department’s outreach programme.

The Deputy Minister and members of the community will embark on a cleaning campaign aimed at i... [read more]


HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DEPARTMENT WARNS PEOPLE AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

20 February 2015

The Department of Human Settlements would, once again like to warn South Africans against persistant scams that use the Department’s name and its symbols to defraud unsuspecting people.

In most of the illicit acts that have been brought to the attention of the... [read more]


MINISTER SISULU APPOINTS CARETAKER CHAIRPERSON FOR THE NHBRC

29 January 2015

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, has placed the Chairperson of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), Advocate Brenda Madumise on leave of absence with immediate effect following allegations that appeared in the media in Novemb... [read more]


Latest Speeches

20 March 2015

Speech by Deputy Minister Zou Kota Fredericks at the Graduation Ceremony of Human Settlements Officials, Wits University

Click here to download the complete speech.[pdf]


18 March 2015

Speech by Zou Kota-Fredericks Social Housing Hand Over Project Scottsdene Kraaifontein, Cape Town

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17 March 2015

Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of Human Settlements, during the debate on a motion of no confidence in the President 17 March 2015, Parliament

Click here to download the complete speech.[pdf]