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Minister Sisulu wants improved systems and faster delivery of human settlements

The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu says Government remains committed to efficient delivery of services and improving its systems to ensure good working relations with developers. Minister Sisulu reiterated that the dream of turning South Africa into a construction site remains her Department’s beacon. She was delivering a key note at the Govan Mbeki…
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Housing development agency becomes the official State developer

Government is repositioning its housing development agency to be one of the key institutions that are central to the development of new human settlements in the country that will provide integration and reverse apartheid spatial planning. The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota- Fredericks said the intention to relaunch the Housing Development Agency (HDA)…
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Human Settlements Department launches Community Schemes Ombud Services.

The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) was launched in Rosebank early this month. CSOS’ work is to regulate, monitor and control the quality of all sectional title schemes. According to the Chief of the Ombud Service, Themba Mthethwa, more than 104 new applications for the resolution of disputes were received in October after the proclamation…
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Revival of historic heritage site to benefit vulnerable people

The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota -Fredericks and the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi have joined forces to restore the dignity and pride of Witterwater residents, a small town in the Bergrivier Local Municipality in the Western Cape. The place is known for its thatched houses with a heritage dating…
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