KwaZulu-Natal Department: Human Settlements
|Postal||Private Bag X9157, Pietermaritzburg, 3200|
|Physical||203 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201|
|Tel||033 392 6400|
|Fax||033 392 6490|
OverviewThe 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.
Its core mandate to provide sustainable human settlements is gaining momentum in spite of challenges encountered while ensuring that the strategic objectives are achieved and aligned with the Department’s core delivery. The Department’s success is acknowledged by its peers and the National Department for the superior standard of service delivery in the province – it was bestowed with the Best Performing Province Award at four consecutive Govan Mbeki Human Settlements Awards ceremonies, in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. The Department consistently strives to ensure that ‘houses, security and comfort’ (stated in the Freedom Charter) is not a mere catchphrase. This has been extended to the ‘live, work, play and pray’ concept to describe the totality of the human settlement experience the Department seeks to create.