Human Settlements

Gauteng Department Budget for 2016-17


To provide integrated sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life.


To provide relevant, differentiated and good quality housing opportunities to qualifying beneficiaries in partnership with various stakeholders.

Core functions and responsibilities

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; and

• To manage the housing delivery process and transform informal settlements, especially in priority townships and 50 poorest wards, into sustainable and vibrant communities; and provide services in respect of subsidies and rental housing.