Department: Human Settlements

Contact details

Physical: Bank of Lisbon, 37 Pixely ka Seme & Albertina Streets, Marshalltown, 2107
Postal: Private Bag X79, Marshalltown, 2107
Tel: 011 355 4000
Fax: 011 838 8973


The mission of the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is to facilitate the delivery of sustainable integrated human settlements, New Towns and Smart Cities in partnership with relevant role-players from all sectors of society through: development of suitably located and affordable housing (shelter) and decent human settlements;creating new (post-apartheid) towns and transforming current cities and towns in Gauteng (moving towards efficiency, inclusion and sustainability); and building cohesive, sustainable and caring communities with improved access to work and social amenities, including sports and recreation facilities (community development and optimal access/inclusion).

The Department is introducing a paradigm shift in the development of human settlements. The paradigm shift is the concept of developing ‘Gauteng Catalytic Post-Apartheid New Towns' referred to as ‘New Towns' in short. This concept is part of a worldwide initiative known as the New Town Movement, which has its roots in the Garden City Movement founded by Ebenezer Howard in the late 1800s, as an alternative to the overcrowded, polluted, chaotic and miserable industrial cities that had appeared in Britain. Essentially, New Towns are purposefully planned and developed as a solution to overcrowding, congestion and the existence or building of ad-hoc settlements. A ‘Town' human settlement development decongests industrialised areas and rehouses people in freshly built, new and fully planned towns that are completely self-sufficient in providing for the needs of the community.

The strategic outcome-orientated goals of the Department have been revised to more succinctly reflect it’s strategic paradigm shift to building New Towns, in line with its mandate of delivering integrated human settlements, and that will fundamentally transform the Gauteng City Region. The New Towns approach will enable the Department to create human settlements where communities can live, play, work and capitalise on economic opportunities that exist near these settlements.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr P Mashatile
Head of Department
Ms M Gasela

Mr Paul Mashatile
Head of Department:
Ms Matilda Gasela
Ms Unathi Ndobeni
Senior Management:
Mr Keith Khoza
Mr Daniel Molokome
Mr Joseph Zulu
Communications Officers:
Ms Morongwe Mashoko

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation5 123 5625 119 7154 624 5294 737 125
Actual Expenditure4 747 3265 030 2534 546 4434 630 912
Employee Compensation360 240345 188316 759478 790
Goods and Services189 70375 97675 31885 180
Capital Assets1 0599 11112 5858 979
Unauthorised Expenditure---60 954
Irregular Expenditure438 591-460 773-
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure14 8432 214-112
Posts Approved9168881 1862 457
Posts Filled8388819011 583
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report
NoteThe Department: Local Government and Housing was, after March 2013, split into the Department: Human Settlements and the Department: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. The above figures and Annual Report are for the previously combined Department: Local Government and Housing.

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