Integrated and Sustainable Human Settlements
The Department of Human Settlements will contribute to the building of cohesive, sustainable and Integrated Human Settlements in the Free State.
To manage and administer housing subsidies;
To facilitate the eradication of the informal settlements and reduce buffer zones;
To manage the technical aspects of all housing programmes regarding the quality, quantity, norms and specifications
To promote, manage and regulate the Social Housing, Medium
Density and Hostel Redevelopment Programme in the Province.
To promote, manage and regulate the rental housing market.
To manage, implement and monitor the Housing Capacity Building
Programme and establish sustainable partnerships.
To manage, implement and regulate legal advisory services to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC), Head of Department and the Department in general on housing related civil legal suits.
To manage and administer housing contracts fairly, equitably and transparently while promoting housing delivery.
To manage and monitor the inclusion of the EPWP principles in selected housing contracts.
To formulate housing policies and the monitoring of the impact of their implementation.
To manage and administer the housing assets (rental stock) of the Department.
To ensure safe, salubrious, economic and environmentally friendly development.
To submit all applications for land development and land use changes to the Townships Board for consideration and in turn
submit the recommendations of the Townships Board to the MEC.
To ensure the upgrading of land tenure rights in the Free State, conduct investigations and lodge deeds of transfer in terms of the Conversion of Certain Rights into Leasehold or Ownership Act, 1988 (Act 81/1988).
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.
The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.
Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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