Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete will convene an imbizo with communities of various informal settlements in Khayelitsha in the City of Cape Town, to provide feedback on the provision of basic services.

This forms part of post budget activities by Team Human Settlements and follows previous engagements and undertaking by government for coordinated efforts to intervene and resolve concerns raised by the community leaders.

As announced by the Minister during the 2023/2024 Budget Vote in Parliament on Wednesday, the Department of Human Settlements has in the medium term set a target to upgrade 1500 informal settlements, through the Informal Settlement Upgrading Programme (ISUP). Thus far, a total of 1269 informal settlements are at various phases of the upgrading process. This programme has immense challenges which we plan to overcome by entering into social compacts with communities and acquiring suitable land parcels to build houses for our communities.

The community engagement will take place as follows:
Date: 12 May 2023
Time: 11h00
Venue: Tusong Multi-Purpose Centre, Khayelitsha – Cape Town.

RSVP: Members of the media are requested to confirm their attendance with Isaac Skhosana at 076 875 5681 OR

Enquiries: Contact Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to Minister Kubayi on 064 754 8426 or Nozipho Zulu: Department Head of Communications on 078 457 9376
Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001



Press Release Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023