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1 Human Settlement input- Local Government Week: Building Sustainable Human Settlements Director- General: Mr T Zulu 1 AUGUST 2012

2 CONTENTS Purpose Vision and Mission Problem statement Areas for intervention Policy considerations Policy enhancements Legislative & policy review Governance, fraud and corruption Institutional arrangements Recommendations

3 PURPOSE 2 The Purpose of this presentation is to provide the Departmental view on work done to respond to Human Settlement challenges through local Government as points of delivery

4 4 A nation housed in Sustainable human settlements with access to socio – economic infrastructure”

5 MISSION “ To establish & facilitate a sustainable process that provides equitable access to adequate housing for all within the context of affordability of housing, services, access to social amenities & economic opportunities” 3

6 Problem Statement Acute shortage of basic services and housing for the poor:  Affordable access to housing for the working class,  Creation of holistic living environments in South Africa  Unprecedented migration into the urban centers and resultant urban growth.  Growth of informal settlements and associated social ill. 4

7 Slum and informality Western Cape 5

8 Problem Statement  Characterized by low family incomes,  Land speculation, and  Gaps in the implementation and regulatory policies, legislation and  Gaps in implementation frameworks - forced a substantial segment of our population to live in inadequate and precarious settlements  Below is a geographical location of these informal settlements; 8

9 Western Cape Northern Cape Eastern Cape Free State North West Limpopo Mpumalanga KwaZulu-Natal Gauteng Informal Settlements: NDHS, 2009 9

10 Areas for intervention  Government will develop appropriate legislation and funding and implementation frameworks to develop and prevent the creation poorly located  Plan for the provision of basic services, sustainable livelihoods  Plan for alternative basic services  Provision of rental stock and communal development models 10

11 Areas for intervention  The allocation of resources: not optimally allocated and results in poor outputs and outcomes  Direct resources to meet human Settlements and national Developmental goals and objectives.  See the reality we are creating as our future: 11

12 CURRENT HOUSING PROJECTS 8072 projects 12

13 Policy considerations  Comprehensive consolidation of the policy developed and undertaken by Government be undertaken to ensure the Department of Human Settlements responds to the development needs and aspirations of the community.  This will take legislative amendment, policy rethink and enhancements 13

14 Policy enhancements  Green Paper on Human Settlements Development – Aimed at the developmental shift from the concept of housing to human settlements.  The drafting, adoption and enactment of a Human Settlements Development Act  Develop a framework for Monitoring and Oversight Planning, Funding and Implementation of National Development Priorities by Provinces and Municipalities 14

15 Policy enhancements  Enhance the national development mandates and priorities to ensure synergy of efforts and plans.  The Department proposes strengthening and tightening conditions for funding  Coordinate government efforts to fight poverty  Strengthen the co-ordination, Monitoring and evaluation regime 15

16 Policy enhancements  Enhance the Legislative Framework for a Consolidated Human Settlements Development Finance Institutions  Plan to investigation of a Human Settlements and Housing Bank so as to promote access to finance  We currently considering finding of a review into the Human Settlement Development Finance institutions 16

17 Policy enhancements  The institutions are the Rural Housing Loan Fund, NURCH and NHFC  They require a refocus to meet the enhanced mandate  Enhance the National Framework for the Management and Administration of Household and Beneficiary Administration- this is due to inaccurate data base  Development of policy for special and vulnerable groups. The Aged, Military veterans, children and orphans. Restoring dignity to our people 17

18 Tokzana Gauteng 18

19 Policy enhancements  Policy on gender mainstreaming: Aimed at addressing inequality and empowerment of women, this will be through Gender mainstreaming 19

20 Legislative and policy review  Review of the Funding and Subsidy Framework and Architecture to Improve Outcomes and Sustainability of Programmes and Projects  Current funding framework has created a measure of dependence by citizen, this in the context of a slow growing economy 20

21 Governance, Fraud and Corruption  Review of the Current Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Governance and Eradicate Fraud, Corruption and Maladministration  Evident seepage and leakage of resources from within the current system as a result of fraud, corruption and maladministration.  Review current frameworks for effectiveness of the system  Review White Paper on Sanitation to focus on integrated planning, development and funding 21

22 Governance, Fraud and Corruption  Afford Sanitation status of a national development priority.  Review of policy, legislation, regulations as well as the roles, responsibilities, functions and obligations of various government and non- government role-players in the planning, funding, implementation and monitoring of the sanitation function. 22

23 Governance, Fraud and Corruption  Regulatory Impact Assessment of Policy and Legislation in the realization of Sustainable Human Settlements Development with particular reference to the poor and working class  Impact assessment to be mandatory against set targets and objectives 23

24 Institutional arrangements  To this end, and aimed at realizing SERVICE DELIVERY, the Turn-Around Strategy has been completed. -The strategy is delivery focused -Re-oriented the Department to follow the money -Designed the Department to assess, monitor products and adherence to: (i)Project planning and compliances (ii)Project funding, fund mobilization, delivery and impact (iii)Project delivery and synergy of services (iv)Facilitation and management of Public-Private partnerships and, (v) Sustainability of settlements (vi)Capacity building for delivery and management of settlements 24

25 Duplex Gauteng 25

26 Emerald Sky Eastern Cape 26

27 Social Housing Western Cape 27


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32 Inescapable Reality  We provide tangible social and economic infrastructure -Provide resources for market or customer attraction and mobilization; -Provide bulk infrastructure that require management and maintenance, thus creating jobs; -Increase municipal tax and revenue base; -Create room to attract future investment. 27

33 CONCLUSION  Future housing needs be done with due consideration to active participation by communities in the planning and implementation of programmes and projects.  Special attention must be given to the development and promotion of the community led initiatives including Co-Operative Human Settlement and Housing Development Model  Current subsidy framework is not sustainable under the economic and fiscal regime

34 Thank You

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