The Department of Human Settlements (DHS) wishes to warn potential beneficiaries of the fully subsidized government homes to be careful of individuals and social media pages purporting to assist them to apply for RDPs also known as BNGs.

The Department has come across a number of pages on social media claiming to assist people to apply for BNGs. Some of these scammers to assist people who applied for “RDP houses since 1996” and others “assist” with online applications for “2021/2022”.

The DHS would like to state clearly that the applications for BNGs can only be done at the Provincial Departments of Human Settlements and local municipalities; any information directing people to another site must be viewed with suspicion.

For more information, the public is urged to contact their local municipalities, provincial Departments of Human Settlements or National Department of Human Settlements on 0800 146 873 or send an email to

Enquiries: Gwen Shole, Acting Head of Communication on 082 859 0509
Issued by the Department of Human Settlements
Ruth Mompati Building
260 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001.

Press Release Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021