Housing

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Human Settlements.

White Paper on Human Settlements in the Pipeline

Department of Human Settlements

The Draft White Paper on Sustainable Human Settlements is under construction.

The human settlements minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, revealed this during her department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

Draft Rules for Community Schemes Ombud Drawn Up

Department of Human Settlements

Draft Regulations on the Community Schemes Ombud Service have been published in Government Gazette 39247 for comment.

Drawn up by the human settlements department in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, the draft regulations contain detail on the activities of the board, levies and service fees and training and education.

Comment Called on Proposed Penalty for Estate Agents

Department of Human Settlements

Estate agents that fail to pay a levy when applying for fidelity fund certificates and registration certificates will be liable for a R450 penalty per month.

The proposed penalty is contained in draft amendments to the Estate Agency Affairs Board Regulations published in Government Gazette 39195 for comment.

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