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


18 February 2017

We welcome and appreciate the interest shown regarding developments within the African National Congress (ANC), especially those relating to its upcoming National Conference.... [read more]

Human Settlements and Vodacom Foundation Improving Learning and Skills Development in Dunoon, Cape Town

03 February 2017

Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks in partnership with Vodacom Foundation will hand over a fully equipped cyber lab to Dunoon Primary School to address socio... [read more]

Bringing relief to the destitute through Human Settlements programmes

27 January 2017

Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks will handover wheelchairs to disabled persons in Uniondale, George Local Municipality.

The intervention follows a v... [read more]

Latest Speeches

09 December 2016

Speech by Honourable Zou Kota-Fredericks (MP), Minister for the Department of Human Settlements in South Africa on the occasion of the 2016 All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards (AAPSIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 December 2016.


24 November 2016

Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of Human Settlements, at the annual Govan Mbeki Awards, 24 November 2016, Durban International Convention Centre


21 November 2016

Remarks by the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements on behalf of the Minister of Human Settlements on the occasion of the HDA Developers’ Consulatative Roundtable.