Human Settlements

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

Residents of the Western Cape have access to liveable, accessible, safe, resilient, multi-opportunity settlements.

Mission

The Department is committed to accelerating delivery, while promoting social cohesion through the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society. It aims to:

  • Provide settlements that offer good basic and socio-economic services;

  • Offer a range of rental and ownership options that respond to the varied needs and incomes of households; and

  • Consistently improve settlements through joint citizen and government effort supported by private sector contributions.

Main Services and Core functions

The main services of the Department are to:

  • Provide overall management in the Department in accordance with all applicable acts and policies;

  • To facilitate and undertake housing delivery and planning;

  • To provide individual subsidies and housing opportunities, including access to basic services, to beneficiaries in accordance with the Housing Code; and

  • To provide strategic, effective and efficient management of housing assets.

The core functions and responsibilities of the Department are:

  • The planning, promotion and development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;

  • Administering housing subsidies and providing technical support for the development of sustainable human settlements;

  • Sensitising the public to the importance of housing as an asset; and

  • Facilitating fair relationships in rental housing.

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
Budget Brief: Department of Human Settlements, 2016/17 and 2017/18
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

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