Human Settlements

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2015-16


The vision of the department is: Together breaking new ground to achieve decent, integrated and sustainable human settlement patterns.


The mission of the department is: To deliver 200 000 suitably located housing opportunities and security of tenure over the next five years through collaborative partnership, legislative planning processes and empowerment of women in construction.

Core functions

The following core functions have been identified as key for the attainment of the strategic objectives:

  • To promote the provision of housing development.

  • To promote the provision of affordable housing and essential services.

  • To manage, control and maintain the immoveable assets of the department.

  • To research, establish, monitor and implement policies within the National Housing Policy Framework.

  • To administer and manage housing subsidies of targeted groups.

  • To formulate a Provincial Housing Development Plan for the province.

  • To facilitate and create housing institutions.

  • To provide legal advice on land and environmental issues.

  • To administer and co-ordinate the Community Residential Unit (CRU) programme.

  • To administer the clearance of slums in KwaZulu-Natal.

  • To capacitate housing stakeholders