oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - South Africa : legal and policy updates on housing : updates

Volume 10, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



In August 2009, the Department of Human Settlements (DHS or Department) held three key meetings (briefings) before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA or Committee) in Parliament, addressing issues on housing in South Africa. The first meeting focused on the N2 Gateway Project Special Audit Report (5 August 2009); the second was on the National Housing Code 2009 and Farm Residence Housing Programme (19 August 2009); and the third discussed social rental housing benefits (26 August 2009). Below is a summary of some of the issues raised in the meetings.

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