Sisulu clarifies policy on fully subsidized government houses
The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted with concern misleading media reports which suggest government was no longer going to provide Breaking New Ground (BNG) also known as RDP houses to needy South Africans.
These media reports distort Minister’s remarks at the press conference during the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Informal Settlements which took in Tshwane last week.
“The Department of Human Settlements will continue creating housinFg opportunities for all needy South Africans as part of living up to our ethos of respecting human rights and our people’s dignity”, said Sisulu.
“Everyone has a right to have access to adequate housing as stated in our Constitution which adds that “the State must take reasonable legislative and other measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realisation of this right”, added Minister Sisulu.
Countries all around the world face serious economic constraints and there are competing demands such as providing health, education, transport, safety and security services. South Africa is not immune to the latter.
“Our government will continue to prioritize delivery of houses for the needy such as child headed households, elderly and disabled people and we will never deviate from this”, concluded Sisulu.
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Date: 10 April 2016