Department of Human Settlements

Consumer help: estate and rental agents

Guidelines for renting, buying or selling property through an estate or rental agent, how to protect your interests when doing so, and what you can do if things go wrong.

Lima plants the seeds of security

Lima thumbLima Rural Development Foundation runs several projects that have benefited thousands of people. Some of its most important and far-reaching programmes involve setting up systems to ensure food security for vulnerable rural households.

Mandela Month: inmates renovate homes

The month of July means it is Mandela Month in South Africa. In tribute to the former leader, everyone is urged to help uplift people who are less fortunate than themselves. In Cape Town, prison inmates have started to restore homes and build houses.

Mandela Month: inmates renovate homes

The month of July means it is Mandela Month in South Africa. In tribute to the former leader, everyone is urged to help uplift people who are less fortunate than themselves. In Cape Town, prison inmates have started to restore homes and build houses.

South Africa spends billions on mining towns

Mining houses, the government and other stakeholders are investing in improving socio- economic conditions in distressed mining towns and rural labour-sending areas. Among the R18- mbillion worth of interventions, are housing, health care and job creation initiatives.

Gauteng plans Mega Projects to house people

Radical transformation and spatial planning is on the cards for Gauteng over the next decade, guided by the provincial Mega Projects plan. It will work with the private sector and municipalities to deliver huge developments complete with schools, parks, health facilities, infrastructure and light industry.

Education, health get lion’s share of KwaZulu-Natal budget

KwaZulu-Natal plans to spend just more than R12-billion on infrastructure projects across the province this year. Schools, hospitals, roads and housing will all get a cash injection to enable construction of much-needed facilities and catalytic projects.

A brand-new city is being built outside Durban

First there were the dreary little boxes of RDP houses. Then there came the growing recognition that it's not just houses that need to be built; communities and places where people actually want to live are required. And Cornubia is one of the first communities to come out of the Breaking New Ground policy.

Anti-poverty campaign visits E Cape

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and his delegation of ministers swapped suits for overalls on Saturday during a war on poverty campaign visit to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

More affordable rental housing for CT

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has unveiled 341 new units at the Morgan's Village III affordable housing project in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, targeting people earning between R1 500 and R3 500 per month.