Comprehensive Housing Plan for sustainable human settlements (Breaking New Ground Housing Vision, 2004)

The current housing mandate restricts subsidies to households earning less than R3 500 per month. This was premised upon the assumption that the end user finance would be accessed for the construction of houses by the income groups above R3 500 per month. This unfortunately has not happened.

To address this problem a new subsidy has been introduced to accommodate medium income level of R3 500 to R7 000 pm. Furthermore the existing 3 subsidy bands are to be collapsed so that all households earning below R3 500 will be able to access a uniform subsidy amount. The latter adjustment is aimed at addressing housing bottlenecks in respect of households earning above R1 500 who are currently unable to access a complete housing structure under the existing subsidy but also lack the means to raise finance for the balance required.

National Housing Code

Part 3 of the National Housing Code provides a framework for the makes administration of the various housing support mechanisms in the form of subsidies (i.e. project-linked; individual; project-linked consolidation subsidies; institutional subsidies; relocation assistance; rural subsidy; and the people’s housing process.

Other Provincial Policies

  • Transitional housing policy;
  • Policy to cope with the effects of Aids on housing;
  • Rural housing policy;
  • Policy directive on individual subsidies;
  • Policy on people’s housing process;
  • Policy on payment of individual subsidies;
  • Close out procedure;
  • Provincial Guidelines: preparation funding; and
  • Additional rural guidelines.
  • Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme;
  • Urban Renewal Programme;
  • Project Consolidate;
  • Municipal Integrated Development Plans;
  • Provincial Growth and Development Strategy;
  • King 2 Report on Corporate Governance.