Facilitate the creation of sustainable human settlements and the improvement
to household quality of life.
The Department of Human Settlements derives its core mandate and
responsibilities from section 3 of the Housing Act (1997), which allows the
department, in collaboration with provinces and municipalities, to establish
and facilitate a sustainable national housing development process. The
department does this by: determining national policy and national norms and
standards for housing and human settlements development; setting broad
national housing delivery goals, and monitoring the financial and non-
financial performance of provinces and municipalities against these goals;
building the capacity of provinces and municipalities; and promoting
consultation with all stakeholders in the housing delivery chain, including
civil society and the private sector.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: