Block A, Riviera Office Park, 6-10 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg, 2193



Entry Date: 04 Dec 2017
Expiry Date: 09 Dec 2017

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a National Public Development Agency that promotes sustainable communities by making well-located and appropriately planned land and buildings available for the development of housing and human settlements. As its primary activity, the Agency assembles and releases public, private and communal land for development. Its main objectives are to identify, acquire, hold, develop and release well-located land and buildings, and to provide project management support and housing development services. The HDA also intends to grow its mandate as a developer of human settlements. For more information about the HDA, please visit our website:

The HDA has the following Three-year fixed term contract position: ASSISTANT TOWN PLANNER

Location: Limpopo

Reference: YHC001143

Main Purpose: To provide technical support in terms of land acquisition, project planning and packaging for the development of human settlements. All town Planning related activities.

Key Performance Areas: Land and Property Identification:Implement a set of criteria for appropriate land identification Collect a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use Collate and compile land record information in support of land identification for human settlement developments Identify appropriate land and properties for the HDA Engage with stakeholders around pre-identified land Land Suitability Assessment: •Assess land potential in terms of the approved pre-acquisition feasibility model • Draft layout plans to support land release requests from government departments • Develop planning studies and reports in support of HDA land acquisition programme Conduct field evaluations and assessmentDevelopment Planning: • Provide support and information for submission of development applications • Manage the land use management processes for the HDA Evaluate or assist in the evaluation of rezoning, statutory applications, site plans, and other town planning related plans and policies.

Requirements: A relevant diploma/degree in Town Planning and two (2) years’ experience in the built environment is required. Knowledge of GIS and AutoCAD or related spatial information systems will be an added advantage. Sound knowledge and understanding of deeds information and human settlements development will be an added advantage.

Please forward relevant CV in a Microsoft Word format to (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) or apply online from our website

Should you not comply with the above requirements your application will NOT be considered.

Closing date for applications: 10 December 2017

CVs received after the closing date will NOT be considered. Kindly take note if you have not been contacted within fourteen (14) days of the closing date; please consider your application unsuccessful.

Enquiries: Thumeka Mtwentwe , tel. 010 003 0370


Conditions of service: The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ●Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA EE policy ●The HDA reserves the right not to

make an appointment.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.