Human Settlements

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Facilitate the creation of sustainable human settlements and the improvement to household quality of life.

Mandate

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.

Budget Brief: Department of Human Settlements, 2016/17 and 2017/18
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2014/15
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2016/17
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Monitoring the right of access to adequate housing in South Africa
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
Budget Analysis for Advancing Socioeconomic Rights
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
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