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 shares South African successes with the World, 16 October 2016

16 October 2016

“What has been achieved by the Government and the people of South Africa is a miracle, no one else in the world can claim what we have achieved, over 4.3 Million houses and o... [read more]

Sisulu calls on the newly elected President of United Cities and Local Government to prioritize development of human settlements

16 October 2016

Quito, Ecuador- The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu has called on the newly elected President of United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), Cllr P... [read more]

Minister Sisulu has no business with the Gupta family

16 October 2016

The Sunday Times has decided to continue spreading the lies which started by the Economic Freedom Fighters in order to make their story juicy and perhaps to also raise their dec... [read more]

Latest Speeches

17 October 2016

Statement by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister for Human Settlements, Republic of South Africa, at the opening plenary of the third meeting of the Habitat III Preparatory Committee - 17 October 2016, Quito, Ecuador


06 October 2016

Address by LN Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements, during the National Human Settlements Conference 2016.


24 September 2016

Speaking notes for Deputy Minister Zoe Kota-Fredericks at the BRICS Urbanisation Forum, Visakhatnam, India