22 March 2019 - NW50
Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
What is the housing backlog in each municipality in each Province as at 1 February 2019, according to the records of the municipality?
1. No municipality in South Africa will be in a position to provide the exact information on the housing backlog, due to the daily and uncontrollable migration of people within our borders.
2. Collecting the type of information that the Member is requesting would require a National Census, which we only do every 10 years in South Africa.
3. Municipalities make use of the Community Survey for their planning purposes and the latest Community Survey was conducted in 2016. The Information on Household’s Indicators per Municipality, from the 2016 Community Survey, is attached to this response for ease of reference.