To meet the growing demand of African migrants, South Africa is setting up a human settlements upgrade project.
The Department of Human Settlements has refuted media reports of a break-in and said its security system is not compromised.
Teboho Makhoa was gunned down in a hail of bullets on Saturday morning, with the Department of Human Settlements ‘shocked’ by his death.
SAPS confirmed that a 52-year-old Gauteng Human Settlements official was the victim of a shooting early on Saturday morning.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu during a departmental budget speech said the growth of informal settlements in South Africa will be reviewed.
The government has urged citizens who earn between R3501 and R22 000 a month to apply for a housing subsidy to buy their first property.
Housing activists demand answers eight months after Sisulu’s budget vote announcement about a rent relief scheme.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu met with stakeholders in the fire-ravaged Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town to discuss housing challenges in the area.
Water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu said the funds will go some way in helping the water boards to absorb the increase in raw water charges.
It comes as former State Security minister Bongani Bongo faces charges of corruption, during David Mabuza’s tenure as premier.
The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has made available three categories of housing subsidies to assist the most vulnerable.
The Limpopo government came under fire for the multimillion rand shack project, prompting Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to enter the fray and launch a probe
Lindiwe Sisulu said a review on the project is being undertaken by the National Home Builders Registration Council, an agency of the Department that oversees quality assurance of all human settlements projects
It’s understood that the provincial government forked out an estimated R60,000 for each shack.
The City of Cape Town has had to deal with 260 incidents of alleged illegal land occupation between April and July’s lockdown.
Beaufort West Municipality were provided nearly R2 million in 2017 to install external toilets, but not a single loo has been fixed
A severe backlog of disputes has formed since the start of the lockdown, and the Rental Housing Tribunal will now resume to settle them.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has outlined a preliminary plan for informal settlement residents to be relocated to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Department of Human Settlements has confirmed that plans are underway to evacuate townships to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addressed the nation on Thursday 2 April to give an update about the state of water affairs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Water infrastructure will be handled as a matter of urgency in rural areas with water tanks and hand sanitiser also on the cards for high-density public spaces.
The DA tagged Mo Shaik’s latest appointment as cadre deployment.
Dlamini, after a brief hiatus from public service, is back.
The Department of Water and Sanitation, has announced urgent measures to address water challenges in the country, where dam levels have been declining rapidly.
The department is planting housing developments near the CBD.