Department: Human Settlements

Contact details

Physical: Steve Tshwete House, 31-33 Phillip Frame Road, Waverly Park, Chiselhurst
Postal: Private Bag X31008, Cambridge, Chiselhurst, East London, 5206
Tel: 043 711 9901/2/3
Fax: 043 711 9797


The mission of the Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements is to facilitate and coordinate the provision of quality, integrated and sustainable human settlements that offer its communities a better living environment.

The Department essentially has three strategic goals that encompass all its core functions and responsibilities, with the outcomes being to: provide a credible multi-year housing development plan and budget through a participation process with stakeholders; promote consultation in the housing policy and legislative framework development and review process; review and roll-out the provincial medium-term Sustainable Human Settlement Research Agenda; provide outcomes-based monitoring and evaluation of integrated plans; facilitate and coordinate the eradication of informal settlements in the province; facilitate and promote the integration of communities utilising social and rental housing; provide planning, project management, technical and quality assurance expertise to sustainable human settlement projects; acquire land and facilitate the issuing of title deeds to promote homeownership; provide political and strategic leadership and management leadership to the Department; provide assurance and consulting activities on internal controls, risk management and governance processes, and fight fraud and corruption; effectively manage financial resources to achieve an unqualified audit opinion; provide streamlined procurement processes and effective contracts management; and enhance the organisational performance through a well-aligned organisational transformation programme, capacitated employees and sustainable ICT solutions.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms H Sauls-August
Head of Department
Mr G Sharpley

Ms Helen Sauls-August
Head of Department:
Mr Gaster Sharpley
Chief of Staff:
Mr Arnold Lungisa Scholtz
Ms Pamela Adonis
Mrs Tabisa Nzuzo
Chief Directors:
Ms Tandeka Cebe (Strategic Management and Communication)
Mr Daluhlanga Mpendu (Housing Administration and Facilitation)
Mr Yise Njikelana (Corporate Services)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Lwandile Sicwetsha (Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation2 813 2982 726 2482 837 4612 570 744
Actual Expenditure2 799 8212 719 8302 827 9922 279 062
Employee Compensation281 579251 879226 229199 361
Goods and Services52 85966 29169 64168 481
Capital Assets3 5447 3807 4178 071
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure2275316 694211 682
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure309546161
Posts Approved662564580562
Posts Filled599518509488
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