Question NW1353 to the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

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03 June 2021 - NW1353

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2193 on 18 December 2020, (a) what total number of housing projects was delivered in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in 2020 and (b) in which geographical areas will houses be delivered in (i) 2021, (ii) 2022 and (iii) 2023 in the specified municipality; (2) whether housing blue cards are considered for housing allocation in the municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1549E


(1) According to the data on the Housing Subsidy System (HSS) captured by the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements, twelve projects were delivered with 189 serviced sites and 510 housing units completed for the period between 01 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

(i) The assessed and approved Eastern Cape Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) Business Plan for the period 2021/22 financial year indicates that there are projects planned to deliver houses and serviced sites within the Buffalo City Metro geographic areas as indicated hereunder:

Figure 1: Projects planned in Buffalo City Metro in 2021/22



Figure 2: Proposed Projects for the 2022/23 financial year in BCM

(iii) In respect of the 2023/24 financial year (April 2023 to March 2024), Information in the Eastern Cape HSDG Business Plan indicates that Projects for houses and serviced sites are proposed, but not yet approved, for the following geographic areas within Buffalo City Metro:

Figure 3: Proposed Projects for 2023/24 financial year in BCM

(2) Blue cards have been replaced nationally by the National Housing Needs Register and it is accessible to all Municipalities.

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