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  • Director-General for DHS and MEC Mashatile attend to housing issues in Kliptown
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    The Department of Human Settlements convened a consultative meeting with residents of Kliptown in the City of Johannesburg on Thursday, 14th September to deal with community concerns which amongst others, included the fast-tracking of housing projects in the area. The Director-General of the Department Mbulelo Tshangana and Gauteng MEC for...

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  • Department of Human Settlements host the Human Settlements Development Summit
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    The National Department of Human Settlements will from 20 -22 September 2017 host the Human Settlements Development Summit at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng. The Summit which will be held under the theme: Building our future today- Ensuring liveable spaces for every family will discuss various challenges and successes affecting the...

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  • Minister Sisulu to give title deeds to residents of Delft in Cape Town
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    Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will hand over title deeds in Delft township in Cape Town as part of Government’s drive to ensure that beneficiaries of state housing subsidies are given the requisite ownership security to their properties. Delft is part of the N2 Gateway Housing project in Cape Town,...

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  • Minister Sisulu Commends Progress at Lerato Park Integrated Human Settlements
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    The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu has expressed satisfaction with progress and social integration at the Lerato Park housing project.in Kimberly, Northern Cape. Minister Sisulu was in Kimberley on Tuesday on a national road-show to assess progress in the delivery of houses and to encourage communities to collect their...

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  • MINISTER SISULU AND MECS OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS REDIRECT OVER R650M TO FIVE METROS
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    In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Minister and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect over R650 million Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country’s five Metropolitan Municipalities. The recipients of these funds, Mangaung, Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and City...

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  • Minister Sisulu launches the Digital Impact Tour
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    Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu together with the Slum Dwellers International (SDI) yesterday launched the Digital Impact Tour Africa in Langa, Cape Town. The objective of the Digital Impact Tour which has been undertaken in several cities around the world like Brussels, London and New York is to explore...

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  • Renewed Hope For Women In Construcion
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      There is renewed hope and positive developments for women within the built environment to benefit the human settlements value chain.  The Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements made significant strides to develop and nurture aspiring businesswomen in the build sector.Hundreds attended the Women in Construction Symposium at Vezibuhle, Thembisile Hani...

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  • PROPERTY DEVELOPERS URGED TO COMPLY WITH BUILDING REGULATIONS
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    Property Developers need to comply with all building and inspection rules that are required to protect consumers against poor workmanship during construction. With an aim to send a strong message to developers who do not comply with the building regulations, the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has fined PJJ...

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  • Minister Sisulu tells students to deal with gender based violence
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    Gender-based violence is a dominant, very worrying and escalating crime, impacting very negatively on our national psyche. We have come to understand it as a breach of the fundamental right to life, liberty, security, dignity, physical and mental integrity and well-being and a direct breach of the Constitution and the...

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  • Women making progress in building industry.
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        Housing opportunities have improved for women to enter the construction industry in the last 20 years. This is according to Ms Kelikile Kwinana, The South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) President. “Many women are interested in working with our organization as they develop their skills and grow in...

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