Thank you very much, Chairperson, if that is allowed. The committee sat on 5 September looking at Executive Undertakings by the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation and again, Chair, I assume that you have looked at the undertakings. I will go straight to the recommendations of the committee. I must first indicate that one of the things that we have identified as the committee is that the Department of Human Settlements, Water and
Sanitation now needs to set timeframe in terms of finalisation of their projects because, one, we have noted that they have projects that are incomplete and in terms of their records you will pick up that the information that they have is not inline with what we know as people that are residing in those provinces.
Our recommendations, therefore, are as follows: the commission resolved that department had to look into timeframes as I have indicated regarding the outcome of its projects; two, the committee observed that it preferable we would like the department when they report to the committee it should be a report that indicate projects and programmes that they are doing inline with provinces so that we are able to follow up on the information that they gave to the committee. The department had undertaken the task of doing a cost analysis valued in material. Therefore, we are saying that the department should make sure that that is happening. The committee also said that there had not been an advocacy campaign to educate people on the availability of Government Employment Housing Scheme, so many employees of the department does not know about that. So, we are pleading with the department to popularise such scheme. The committee noted with extreme concern that the issue of title deeds is still a problem within the department and we pleaded with the Minister to deal with the matter urgently.
The department to expedite the process of attending to the following projects: the implementation of Housing Loan Human Settlement Funds to government employees, who do not qualify for Reconstruction and Development Programme, RDP, that the Minister's task team be established to assist provinces and municipalities to expedite the process of re-registration of title deed by removing excessive bureaucracy compliances. Those are the recommendations by the committee. I thank you, Comrade Chair. [Applause.]
Question put: That the Report be adopted.
In favour: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape.
Report accordingly adopted in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.