2022-w1914 - 20 June 2022

Brett Norton Herron to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1) What total number of housing opportunities were delivered and/or completed nationally, in terms of the Housing Code, in the 2021-22 financial year; (2) what total number of (a) serviced sites and (b) housing units were delivered and/or completed in each province in the specified financial year; (3) what total number of (a) serviced sites and (b) housing units were delivered and/or completed in each metropolitan municipality in the specified financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

Annual reports for 2021/22 for the Department and provinces are yet to be audited and the information will be availed after August 2022.

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2022-w1959 - 20 June 2022

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

Given that trustees and not managing agents, manage sectional title schemes and that managing agent have a conflict of interest and are consequently unable to represent the best interest of owners, how will she ensure that owners, via their trustees, are given direct representation on the Sectional Titles Schemes Managing Advisory Council in terms of section 18(2)(c) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act 8 of 2011?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

The body corporate is represented by all the owners of a sectional title scheme. Regulation 5(3) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act 8 of 2011 provides for the election of trustees by the body corporate. The trustees exercise the body corporate’s powers and functions assigned and delegated to them in terms of section 7(1) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act ...

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2022-w2103 - 20 June 2022

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What are the details of (a) all contracts awarded by the (i) KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements and (ii) eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality using funds from her department in response to the KwaZulu-Natal flood disaster to date and (b) the (i) names of the companies and/or service providers who were awarded the contracts and (ii) values of each contract?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

Based on the report submitted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements as of 30 May 2022, the required information is as follows:

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2022-w1960 - 20 June 2022

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

Given that the Chief Ombudsman will be the chairperson of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Advisory Council in terms of section 18(2)(c) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act 8 of 2011 and the Council may be required to promote legislative amendments that restrict the powers of the Ombudsman Service, how will she ensure that the Chief Ombudsman, and by extension, the Ombudsman Service, do not exercise undue influence on the Advisory Council.

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

The Chief Ombud will be required to recuse himself or herself from the discussion of matters that may cause a conflict of interest. Section 18(3) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act 8 of 2011 provides for the appointment of a deputy chairperson. Such matters will therefore be dealt with under the leadership of the deputy chairperson.

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2022-w2036 - 20 June 2022

Brett Norton Herron to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1).What total number of (a) serviced sites and (b) housing units are planned for delivery in each province in the 2022-23 financial year in accordance with the Provincial Housing Plans; (2) What total number of (a) serviced sites and (b) housing units are planned for delivery in each metropolitan municipality in the specified financial year in accordance with the Provincial Housing Plan; (3) What total amount in Human Settlements Development Grant funding has been allocated by her department to each (a) province and (b) metropolitan municipality for the specified financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

  1. All plans are reflected in all Annual Performance Plans as tabled in various legislatures and available on websites with the targets
  2. Plans for the Metropolitan municipalities will be shared once councils have approved them. These are developed by Provincial departments.
  3. All the Human Settlements Development Grant allocation is reflected on the Annual Performance Plan.
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2022-w2064 - 20 June 2022

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What total amount in revenue has been lost by her department in purchasing land from white farmers to enable municipalities to provide land to build houses, particulary for displaced and evicted farm dwellers, who are pushed by farmers to the township and deprived buriel lands?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

Matters related to the eviction of farm dwellers including land purchase and accommodation thereof is a function of the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development.  The Human Settlements National and Provincial Departments provide support to farm dwellers as provided for by the Housing Code in terms of the Farm Residents Subsidy which covers the following:-

 

a) A flexible approach to cater ...

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2022-w2129 - 20 June 2022

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What total amount did her department spend on (a) travel, (b) flights, (c) accommodation, (d) catering and (e) flowers whilst Ms Lindiwe Sisulu was Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20 and (iii)2020-21 financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 20 Jun 2022

The following breakdown is the departmental expenditure incurred during the tenure of the previous Minister:

a) Expenditure on travel for;                                    (i) 2018-19 of R 68 531 385.59

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2022-w1958 - 17 June 2022

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

Whether, given that 11 years have now passed since the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act No. 8 of 2011, was gazetted in terms of which the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Advisory Council was formally established, she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the timelines for the actual, real-world establishment of the Council as provided for in section 18 of the Act.

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 17 Jun 2022

The appointment of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Advisory Council is in progress and should be finalised by 15 July 2022.

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2022-w1819 - 15 June 2022

Annacleta Mathapelo Siwisa to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What criteria will be used to identify families who have been affected and lost their homes in floods in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape in order for them to be prioritised for housing allocation?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 15 Jun 2022

Below is the prioritization approach that will be used by the KwaZulu- Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces in response to the recent disasters:

  • Families with deceased members living in shelters/mass care centers;
  • Families in shelters with nowhere to go;
  • The elderly and vulnerable groups;
  • Families that have land but no shelter;
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2022-w1899 - 15 June 2022

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(a) What total amount has been allocated to the KwaZulu-Natal flood response efforts from the budgets of the (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23 financial years, (b) from which specific cost centres has the money been sourced and (c) what (i) are the names of all contractors that have been awarded contracts for the building of temporary relocation units (TRUs) and (ii)(aa) is the total number of TRUs that will be provided in response to the KwaZulu-Natal floods and (bb) are their locations and (iii) is the date by which the TRUs will be completed?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 15 Jun 2022

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements (KZNDHS) has during the 2021/2022 financial year, applied for the Provincial Emergency Housing Grant amounting to R102 590 072. This was spent on the construction of 1 592 Temporary Residential Units (TRUs).

For the 2022/23 financial year and in response to the April disaster the National Department transferred R992 million (R733 HSDG and R189 ISUPG) from the ...

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