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 Executive Mayor Danny Jordan launch Military Veterans and Informal settlements eradication human settlements project since Cabinet approved intervention into Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

30 November 2015

The Minister of Human Settlments, Lindiwe Sisulu and the Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMBMM), Danny Jordaan has launched the Walmer Q human settlements project by... [read more]

Deputy Minister of Human Settlements to launch Youth Build in Kanana, Orkney

14 November 2015

The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Zoe Kota-Fredericks will on Wednesday, 18 November 2015, officially launch the Youth Build programme by handing over completed houses w... [read more]

Government and South African Celebrities join forces to build homes for the elderly

03 November 2015

Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu will launch the 2015 Human Settlements Celebrity Build at the Savanna City Integrated Human Settlements project in the Sedibeng Distri... [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


Upcoming Events

Handover of Military Veteran Houses
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:00

Venue : Chetty (Zanemvula),
Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape

African Forum for Urban Safety
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:00

Venue : Sandton Sun,

AIDS Day and 16 Days of Activism with AIDS Orphans
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 09:00

Venue :  Joe Slovo and Dunoon, 
Western Cape