KwaZulu-Natal Department: Human Settlements
|Postal||Private Bag X9157, Pietermaritzburg, 3200|
|Physical||203 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201|
|Tel||033 392 6400|
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.
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.