Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Human Settlements.

Urban Development Strategy Under Construction

The Presidency

The president says the Draft Integrated Urban Development Strategy, which he called for at the beginning of the year, has been produced and will in future be used in government planning.

President Zuma, addressing the local government summit, said the strategy, linked to the rural development programme, sought to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how urbanisation should best be managed.

Amendments to Rental Housing Bill Approved

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements

The portfolio committee on human settlements has approved the Rental Housing Amendment Bill as amended by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

The bill was revived in August after having being tabled in November 2013.

Social Housing Transfer Rules Published

Social Housing Regulatory Authority

The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) is calling for comment on draft rules on the transfer or disposal of social housing stock funded with public funds.

In Board Notice 106 published in Government Gazette 37941, the SHRA describes its mandate as investing in social housing projects and regulating the sector.