2022-w3930 - 12 December 2022

Mathibe Rebecca Mohlala to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What number of houses have been built by her department since July 2022, (b) where have the houses been built and (c) who is the service provider to whom her department awarded the contract to build the specified houses?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 12 Dec 2022

a) The Department has built 11 971 units from July 2022 to November 2022

Province

Total Units (Jul - Oct 2022)

Eastern Cape

1 479

Free State

149

Gauteng

1 671

KwaZulu-Natal

3 908

Limpopo

1 029

Mpumalanga

455

Northern Cape

77

North West

1 257

Western Cape

1 946

 

11 971

b) The houses have been built in the following areas:

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2022-w3910 - 12 December 2022

Thokozani Makhosonke Langa to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

In light of the fire that broke out in Ward 25 Pantas in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, what number of houses will her department build for the members of the community who have now been rendered homeless?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 12 Dec 2022

In light of the fire that occurred on the 31st of October 2022, destroying 28 informal structures in Pantas Hill Informal Settlement, the eThekwini Municipality intervened urgently and supplied building materials for the households to rebuild their informal structures.

As a long-term solution for permanent housing for the residents of Pantas, the eThekwini Municipality appointed professionals to undertake relevant feasibility studies on the possible ...

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2022-w4432 - 12 December 2022

Ciliesta Catherine Shoana Motsepe to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

On what date is it envisaged that adequate housing will be provided for residents of the Mzamo informal settlement in the Eastern Cape and (b) What are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 12 Dec 2022

My Department in conjunction with the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements are not able to establish where the Mzamo informal settlement is hence I am not able to adequately respond to the Question. I therefore wish to request the Honourable Member to provide further details such as the municipal area or town where the Mzamo informal settlement is situated as this information ...

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2022-w4432 - 25 November 2022

Ciliesta Catherine Shoana Motsepe to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

On what date is it envisaged that adequate housing will be provided for residents of the Mzamo informal settlement in the Eastern Cape and (b) What are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 25 Nov 2022

My Department in conjunction with the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements are not able to establish where the Mzamo informal settlement is hence I am not able to adequately respond to the Question. I therefore wish to request the Honourable Member to provide further details such as the municipal area or town where the Mzamo informal settlement is situated as this information ...

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2022-w3765 - 25 November 2022

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What support mechanism has her department provided people left homeless after the floods particularly with regards to the total number of houses that need to be built in the aftermath of the KwaZulu - Natal flood disaster.

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 25 Nov 2022

In response to the question raised, The KwaZulu -Natal Province accessed funds of R342 million from the Provincial Emergency Housing Grant to assist 4983 households and as of 17 October 2022 a total of 1 442 temporary residential units have been erected in various municipalities. The balance of the households will be assisted through other interventions. Hence the Kwa-Zulu-Natal Province has also through ...

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2022-w4231 - 25 November 2022

Sbuyiselwe Angela Buthelezi to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

Whether she will furnish Ms. SA Buthelezi with the details of how her department has addressed the project management shortfalls which resulted in the (a) delays and (b) lack of compliance in the construction of Temporary Relief Units (TRUs) in KwaZulu- Natal; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details of (i) any measures that have been taken to increase project management capacity and (ii) the revised plan of her department to monitor the construction of TRUs to ensure quality completion of the promised units?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 25 Nov 2022

a) Several initiatives have been adopted by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements to address delays resulting in project management shortfalls. Firstly, additional service providers have been appointed to expedite the construction of Temporary Residential Units (TRUs).

Secondly, built environment professionals have been appointed to expenditure any land planning development required including Town and Regional Planners, Urban Planners, Civil Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Environment Management ...

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2022-w3671 - 14 November 2022

Shirley Motshegoane Mokgotho to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

On what date is it envisaged that the Reutlwile Informal Settlements at Zinniaville in Rustenberg, which was developed in 2015, will be formalised according to the request of the community?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 14 Nov 2022

At present, the municipality has indicated that it is not in a position to pronounce on the timeframe for the formalisation of Reutlwile Informal Settlement at Zinniaville in Rustenberg as there are a number of informal settlements in the process of being formalised, including budgetary constraints as well as the existing court order on Reutlwile Informal Settlement.

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2022-w3064 - 08 November 2022

Thembi Portia Msane to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(a) What is a total number of service providers that have been blacklisted for shoddy workmanship on Reconstruction and Development Programme houses in the past 10 years, (b) who are the directors of the companies that have been blacklisted and (c) what vetting process are in place to assess service providers who want to engage in work with the Government?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 8 Nov 2022

The National Department is currently in the process of profiling service providers that have been blacklisted by the National Treasury and contractors who may be involved in illegal activities or defaulted in contracts in the conducting of business with all spheres of government.

a) There are no contractors that have been requested by the National Department of Human Settlements to be blacklisted.

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2022-w3696 - 08 November 2022

Thapelo Mogale to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What total (a) amount of the budget was allocated for the residential relief programme for tenants affected by COVID-19 lockdowns and (b) number of tenants (i) benefitted from the relief programme nationally and (ii) from Thembelihle in Tshwane were beneficiaries of the programme; (2) whether she has been informed of the hostile relationship between the managing agency and the tenants in Thembelihle; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps have been taken to resolve issues raised by the tenants in relation to excessive billing by the private metering companies?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 8 Nov 2022

1. (a) A total of R300 million was allocated for the rent relief programme for tenants affected by the impact of the National State of Disaster on COVID-19.

(b) Based on information received from the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA), two hundred and one (201) households have benefitted nationally from the programme. In addition, post-March 2022 applications have been reassessed based on further ...

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2022-w3695 - 08 November 2022

Thapelo Mogale to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

What total number of social housing schemes are currently(a) under her department,(b) being planned and/or (c) under construction? (NW 4524E)

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements on 8 Nov 2022

​a) There is a total of 194 completed and tenanted social housing projects representing a portfolio of 42 797 units as at end March 2022

b) The pipeline of new social housing projects planned and not yet approved include seventy-eight (78) projects with the potential for delivery of 46 646 social housing units.

c) Fifty-three (53) social housing projects with 25 891 social housing units have been ...

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