Department: Human Settlements

Contact details

Physical: 203 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Postal: Private Bag X9157, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel: 033 392 6400
Fax: 033 392 6490


The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements is to deliver suitably located housing opportunities and security of tenure over the next five years through collaborative partnership, legislative planning processes and empowerment of women in construction.

The core mandate of the Department to provide sustainable human settlements is gaining momentum in spite of challenges encountered in ensuring that the strategic objectives are aligned and achieved to the core delivery of the Department. The Department's pacesetting performance was again acknowledged by a slew of awards and accolades, notably that of the Govan Mbeki Award for the Best Performing Province. This Award was secured in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Department consistently strives to ensure that ‘houses, security and security and comfort' (which is derived from the Freedom Charter) is not a mere catchphrase. This has been extended to a ‘live, work, play and pray' concept to describe the totality of the human settlement experience we seek to create.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr RR Pillay
Head of Department
Ms G Apelgren-Narkedien

Mr Ravigasen Ranganathan Pillay
Head of Department:
Ms Greta Apelgren-Narkedien
Ms Shirmala Pillay
Mr Mdu Zungu
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Mbulelo Baloyi (Media Liaison Officer)
Sandile Sibiya (Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a4 299 4223 887 3633 657 801
Actual Expendituren/a4 131 0253 873 1783 617 289
Employee Compensationn/a266 232239 766202 048
Goods and Servicesn/a123 128123 15185 501
Capital Assetsn/a14 75579 58815 048
Unauthorised Expendituren/a5 58314 735-
Irregular Expendituren/a6 4071905 246
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a-11 393
Posts Approvedn/a864816793
Posts Filledn/a813763779
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