29 June 2023 - NW2125
Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
What mechanisms has his department implemented to curb the illegal occupation of properties under his department’s custodianship in municipalities such as the City of Tshwane and the Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, as the phenomenon now results in the burgeoning informal settlements around such properties?
The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:
The department provides security services to safeguard vacant state owned properties in various municipalities including the City of Tshwane and Theewaterskloof local municipality.
The department further lets out state owned properties at reasonable rental rates to avert illegal occupation. Currently the department is implementing an intensive drive to let out superfluous vacant properties that are not presently needed for service delivery objectives of user departments.