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Department of Human Settlements

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Type  Department
Employees  609 (2010/11)
Jurisdiction  Government of South Africa
Headquarters  Govan Mbeki House, 240 Walker Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
Annual budget  R22,578 million (2011/12)
Minister responsible  Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements

The Department of Human Settlements (formerly the Department of Housing) is the department of the South African government responsible for housing and urban development. Its primary purpose is the implementation of the constitutional mandate that "everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing." It works in co-operation with the provincial governments, each of which has its own Human Settlements department, and with the municipalities.

As of 2016 the Minister of Human Settlements is Lindiwe Sisulu and her deputy is Zou Kota. In the 2011/12 budget the department had a budget of R22,578 million and a staff complement of 609 civil servants.

References

Department of Human Settlements Wikipedia


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