The vision of the Department of Human Settlements is to provide integrated sustainable human settlements and
improved quality of household life.
The mission of the department is to provide relevant differentiated, good quality housing opportunities to
qualifying beneficiaries in partnership with various stakeholders.
The mandate of the department is derived from the Constitution. Its primary roles are:
To promote and facilitate the provision of adequate housing in the province;
To develop provincial housing policies that will strengthen the ability to provide housing opportunities to
qualifying beneficiaries in order to build sustainable communities.
To develop and implement programmes and projects that give effect to the province’s short, medium and
long term housing plans;
To manage the housing delivery process and transform informal settlements, especially in priority townships,
into sustainable and vibrant communities; and provide services in respect of subsidies and rental housing.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) 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: