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  • President Zuma launches biggest Social Housing project in South Africa
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    Projects such as Westgate Social Housing provide tangible proof that we are a country where people and children from all racial and cultural backgrounds can live and play together, said President Zuma. President Zuma was speaking at the launch of Westgate Social Housing project in Pietermaritzburg on 1st April 2017....

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  • Minister Sisulu talks to the people of Bronkhorstspruit and Nellmapius
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    Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu last week visited the areas of the Bronkhorstspruit and Nellmapuis in the City of Tshwane to interact with the community and examine progress and challenges encountered in the delivery of decent shelter. Members of the community raised among other issues, the problem of land invasion,...

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  • Rural housing important in dealing with urbanisation
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    Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu has encouraged the provision of necessary services in the rural areas in order to ease the rate of urbanisation. “Let us provide our people in the rural areas with dignity and shelter and encourage them to remain productive on the land so that our...

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  • Social Housing institutions need to shift gear
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    Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota – Fredericks says Social Housing Institutions should get ready to do business differently. “The need for 320 000 more affordable rental housing units in urban areas presents an opportunity for more Social Housing Institutions (SHI) to work together in order to achieve this...

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  • SA Marks International Women’s Day
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    The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Hon (MP) Zou Kota-Fredericks has launched the Transformation Charter on the 8th of March at the Cedarhood conference hall in Woodmead. The charter coincided with the commemoration of the international women’s day. Although this was marking an international day, South Africa’s great heroines like...

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  • Government will find a permanent solution to Hout Bay problems
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    Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has pledged to find a permanent solution to the problems besetting the community of Imzamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town which include amongst other, deadly fires that often leave people homeless and helpless. "After spending an afternoon here, it is clear that we have...

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  • Women should stand together and tackle socio-economic challenges facing them
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    Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks met with women to discuss socio-economic challenges faced by members of the community in the area, especially women and the youth. This was during her visit to Thembalethu, a township in the George Municipality in February. Before her meeting with the women, the Deputy Minister, accompanied...

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  • Human Settlements Portfolio Committee Visits Free State
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    Free State Head of the Human Settlements Department Tim Mokhesi has told members of the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements that his Department has appointed 17 Conveyancing law firms to help fast-track the delivery of title deeds across the province. “The process of issuing title deeds can take...

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  • Minister Sisulu wants improved systems and faster delivery of human settlements
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    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...

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