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

Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks at the sod turning ceremony for Leeuwpoort Mega Project.

27 February 2017

Ekurhuleni Leeuwpoort Project is one of 12 Mega Projects in Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality and the biggest, which will set a new standard for sustainable human settlements. The p... [read more]

Response To Articles Regarding Leadership Positions In The African National Congress

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]

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.