Between Wednesday, 7 June 2017, and Saturday, 10 June 2017, storm-wind-driven fires raged through the towns of George, Knysna and Bitou, leaving a costly trail of destruction. Propelled by wind speeds of between 50 and 70 kilometres per hour, the fires caused structural damage to both residential dwellings and municipal infrastructure.
Human Settlements Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks and Department of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant recently joined with the MEC for Human Settlements and Local Government in the Northern Cape, Alvin Botes to congratulate the HDA on its work in the provision of new homes to the people of Heuningvlei village in the Northern Cape.
“We commit ourselves to cooperate with the HDA and the community in the delivery of these houses.”
The atmosphere at the Chatty 491 Military Veterans Project was alight with excitement on Mandela Day as Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu visited the area to hand over new homes to veterans from various liberation movements.
The Govan Mbeki Awards demonstrate and showcase excellence, best practice and healthy competition amongst Provinces in their quest to improve the quality of lives for millions of South Africans. The Department of human Settlements in partnership with its institutions encourages all stakeholders at Provincial and National levels to participate in the Govan Mbeki Awards 2017
The Closing Date for submissions is Friday, 9th June 2017
In 2012, the national Department of Military Veterans (DMV) and the national Department of Human Settlements (DHS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards the provision of housing for military veterans.