As part of the Women’s Month celebrations, the Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi will on Thursday, 18 August 2022, engage women in the built environment in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Gqeberha. This interaction also aimed at mobilizing women in the sector to play an active role in the delivery of sustainable human settlements, particularly, social housing.

Social housing is one of the Department of Human Settlements’ housing instruments, which include amongst others, Breaking New Ground (BNG) and Financed Linked Individually Subsidy Programme (FLISP). Social housing is a rental stock offered by DHS to people with a gross monthly income of between R1850 and R22 000.

Minister Kubayi will also hand over certificates to women who have been trained to participate in the rollout of the social housing projects. The training covered areas such as corporate governance, introduction to social housing, management and property management.

Delivering the 2022 SONA, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that R64 billion of the R700 billion from the Infrastructure Fund will be spent on social and student housing. Accordingly, the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA), an agency of the Department, has partnered with the Infrastructure Fund to deliver six social housing projects over the next two years at a total value of over R300 million.

The Minister will be joined by the Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Cllr. Eugene Johnson and the MMC for Human Settlements, Cllr. Shuling Lindoor.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 18 August 2022
Venue: City Hall, Vuyisile Mini Square, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Nelson Mandela Bay - Gqeberha
Time: 19h30

For media enquiries contact:

Ms. Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to the Minister of Human Settlements
Cell: 0647548426 or

Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022