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 26 of the Constitution and section 3 of the
Housing Act (1997), read in conjunction with approved policies and chapter 8
of the National Development Plan (NDP). This 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; and setting broad national housing delivery
goals, and monitoring the financial and non-financial performance of provinces
and municipalities against these goals. In executing these roles and
responsibilities, the department also builds capacity for provinces and
municipalities, and promotes 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: