29 June 2023 - NW2150
Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
Given that his department has released 18 land parcels in KwaZulu-Natal for the purpose of accommodating communities, including those displaced by floods in 2022, (a) how long will it take until such communities can be accommodated in new houses, considering that it has taken his department more than a year to allocate land parcels and (b) what is the timeline for the specified project?
The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) supports the Housing Sector by releasing identified land parcels from the DPWI Immovable Asset Register to the Housing Development Agency (HDA) for human settlement purposes.
After the land and properties are released, the HDA can commence with town planning processes and National Treasury endorsement, using the power of attorney the DPWI has granted HDA.
a) HDA will be in a position to provide details of how long it will take to get communities accommodated in new homes.
b) HAD will execute the project and timelines can be provided by HDA.