Media Alert - 20-22 October 2011

The Department of Human Settlements and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) are hosting Knowledge Week – a platform for knowledge creation and sharing around human settlements development.

The three day conference will be opened by the Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale and the Chief Executive of DBSA, Paul Baloyi and addressed by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan.

Themed ‘South African Human Settlements 2030 – Re-thinking the spatial development trajectory’ the conference will cover issues such as spatial trends and planning responses, institutional reconfiguration, key drivers of sustainable human settlements, environmental considerations, funding and politics of space.

This collaboration around Knowledge Week comes as part of the Department’s drive to create strategic partnerships that will help fast-track delivery and provide technical support needed to achieve the Human Settlements’ mandate.

Date:    20-22 October
Time:    08h30 
Venue: DBSA - Vulindlela Academy 
             Headway Hill 1258 
             Lever Road

For more information contact:

Mandulo Maphumulo                                  Jabu Mthembu
Department of Human Settlements             Development Bank of Southern Africa
012 421 1423                                             011 313 3747
079 699 5145                                             082 909 8505    

Press Release Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2011