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    The prayers of Pontsho Ratsatsi were answered when she received the keys of her new house at Savannah City, Sedibeng district in Gauteng Province. Along with other beneficiaries, Ratsatsi cried the tears of joy, as her wish of a house...

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    Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks urged women to keep the faith and persevere in their struggle for women emancipation. “The  focus of government is to fight poverty, in particular as it impacts on Women, and ensure gender mainstreaming in...

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    Free State Acting MEC for Cogta Ms Sisi Ntombela reminded the people about the importance of women emancipation in developing the society. “We cannot miss the value of partnerships in ensuring development and sustainability of human settlements. This partnership includes...

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    Deputy Minister impressed and encouraged by the resilience and perseverance of women across the country

    Human Settlements Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks handed over sixty houses to vulnerable households (Elderly, women and child headed households, the disabled) in Itsoseng, Mahikeng in the North West province in commemoration of the 1956 women march to the Union Building...

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    MEC Botes Warns Shoddy Contractors

    Northern Cape MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Alvin Botes warned that his Department will not tolerate non –performance by contractors. “The provision of human settlements, like any other process is open to defaulting contractors. Our message...

About BNG

BNG Television Series

Breaking New Ground is a policy initated by the Department of Human Settlement to accelerate the delivery of quality housing to the people.
The policy shifts focus from providing low cost housing to a comprehensive strategy that looks at low cost, middle income, rental stock, provision of serviced sites and the improvement of informal settlements to make..

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Latest BNG Episodes

Episode 25: Youth Contractors

By Department of Human Settlement

EPISODE 24: National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency (NURCHA)

By Department of Human Settlement

BNG Episode 23: Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)

By Department of Human Settlement

BNG Profiles


Lindiwe Sisulu

Ms Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu is the Minister of Human Settlement of the Republic of South Africa from 25 May 2014. She has been a member of Parliament since 1994; a Chairperson of the Inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development since 2005; a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC); a member of the National Working Committee of the ANC; Trustee of the South African Democracy Education Trust; Trustee of the Albertina and Walter Sisulu Trust; and a member of the Board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Zoliswa Kota-Fredericks

The Honourable Zou Kota-Fredericks was appointed Deputy Minister of Human Settlements in 2009. She cut her political teeth during the 1976 student riots at Langa High School in Cape Town becoming an active member of numerous organisations including the Ikhwezi Community Centre in Gugulethu; Young Christian Workers; AZASO; COSAS and the Cape Youth Congress. She also served as the first secretary of the United Women’s Organisation and a Student Representative in the Island of Youth in Cuba.

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