Eastern Cape Department: Human Settlements

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X31008, Cambridge, Chiselhurst, East London, 5206
Physical Steve Tshwete House, 31-33 Phillip Frame Road, Waverly Park, Chiselhurst
Tel 086 000 0039


The mandate of the Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements is to create integrated sustainable human settlements with improved quality of household lives.

The Department has identified four outcomes that encompass all its core functions and responsibilities: good governance, evidence-based integrated plans and policies in line with the district development, empowered and integrated sustainable communities, security of land tenure and affordable residential and rental services. These outcomes are intended 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 upgrading 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 ICTs.

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