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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

BNG Season 5 - Episode 01 : Westenera

By Department of Human Settlement

BNG Season 5 - Episode 01 : Westenera

By Department of Human Settlement

BNG Season 5 - Episode: South African Woman in Construction

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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