12 July 2023 - NW2287
Shelembe, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Whether she has held any engagements with the Minister of Human Settlements, Ms M T Kubayi, and/or the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms T Nkadimeng, to address the obstacles, like the unavailability of serviced sites and a lack of project management skills in provincial departments, that hamper the delivery of housing to military veterans, especially in provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the details of the (a) dates and (b) outcomes of the engagements?
1. The Ministers haven’t met as yet. The two engagements held recently was the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements and the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans during the Human Settlements MINMEC session in Cape Town.
2. Following the Deputy Ministers’ engagement the two Departments teams held a two days strategic session on the 08th to 09th (Thursday and Friday) June 2023. Among issues discussed were;
a. upfront identification of the services sites during the national planning cycles
b. Linking the sites to the applicants when quantifying Annual performance plans