Category Archives: Breaking New Ground

The National Department of Human Settlements launched the Doek Friday campaign on the first week of August 2016 to celebrate Women’s Month. Doek Friday was a campaign to respect the month of August and also to honour  women who sacrificed their lives in fighting for the freedom this country is enjoying today. Human Settlements women wore colourful...
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The state needs to understand the dynamics of the housing market before investing on the land use particularly in the cities. The improved interaction with the private sector and evaluating  impact of policies specifically on urban market  leads to positive outcome. These are some of the key ideas pointed out by Dr Mark Napier in his...
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As part of Mandela Day activities, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu  visited Mzimhlophe Women’s Hostel in Soweto where she engaged hostel dwellers and other local community members. Prior to visiting the hostel Minister Sisulu accompanied by community leaders embarked on a clean-up campaign in Soweto to dedicate her time to mark the day. The City of Johannesburg...
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Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu urged the Planning Profession to adapt to the rapidly changing environment and be more creative in dealing with the increasing pressure on our cities and towns, the natural environment due to rapid urbanisation and the effects of global warming. “These trends, together with deteriorating commodity markets and fewer available resources...
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