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DEPARTMENTAL QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT JANUARY- MARCH 2013 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS MR T ZULU DIRECTOR GENERAL – HUMAN SETTLEMENTS. CONTENTS. Departmental Performance for January – March 2013 Per Programme

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DEPARTMENTAL QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORTJANUARY- MARCH 2013PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTSMR T ZULUDIRECTOR GENERAL – HUMAN SETTLEMENTS


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CONTENTS

Departmental Performance for January – March 2013 Per Programme

Departmental Quarterly Performance Per Programme (4th Quarter 2012-13)

Departmental Quarterly Performance Per Programme (4th Quarter January – March 2013)

Overall Departmental Fourth Quarter Performance 2013

HS Sector Performance (January to March 2013)

Communication and Outreach key

Delivery Agreement (Outcome 8)

Job Creation

Accreditation of Municipalities

Sanitation Progress

Entities performance

Departmental Financial Performance (4th Quarter 2012-13)

Reasons for under spending / Challenges and Strategic Mitigation Measures


Departmental performance for january march 2013 per programme

DEPARTMENTAL PERFORMANCE FORJANUARY – MARCH 2013PER PROGRAMME


Departmental quarterly performance per programme percentage achievement

DEPARTMENTAL QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE PER PROGRAMME (PERCENTAGE ACHIEVEMENT)


Annual performance plan app january march 2013 performance status

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN (APP), JANUARY – MARCH 2013 PERFORMANCE STATUS


Departmental fourth quarter performance per programme

DEPARTMENTAL FOURTH QUARTER PERFORMANCE PER PROGRAMME


Overall departmental performance

OVERALL DEPARTMENTAL PERFORMANCE


Human settlements sector performance january to march 2013

HUMAN SETTLEMENTS SECTOR PERFORMANCEJANUARY TO MARCH 2013


Communication and outreach

COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH

  • Kenyan delegation visit - 1 March 2013

  • Benguela Delegation Visit To Cornubia – 13 February 2013

  • Guided visit to projects; Fleurhof and Jabulani hostel

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board member announcement 7 March 2013

  • Launch of the Chair for Education in Human Settlements

    19 March 2013

  • Preparation for Project launch - Walmer Link, PE

  • Preparation for Danida Energy Efficiency Pilot Project – N2 Gateway


Outcome 8 upgrading of informal settlements progress

OUTCOME 8 – UPGRADING OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS PROGRESS

Performance to date:

  • Actual number of households provided with upgraded services as on 31 March 2013: 177 598 households.

  • Represents 44,4% of 2014 target.

  • Including Urban Settlements Development Grant: Increased to 230 111 households.

  • Represents 57,5%% of 2014 target.

  • Over same period Provinces delivered 182 065 formal housing units to households in informal settlements.


Outcome 8 upgrading of informal settlements progress cont

OUTCOME 8: UPGRADING OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS PROGRESS Cont.


Outcome 8 upgrading of informal settlements including usdg

OUTCOME 8: UPGRADING OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS (INCLUDING USDG)


Outcome 8 provision of rental accommodation

OUTCOME 8: PROVISION OF RENTAL ACCOMMODATION

  • Up to 31 March 2013 a total number of 35 641 affordable rental accommodation was provided.

  • Represents assistance from both the HSDG and USDG.

  • Represents 44, 6% of the 2014 target.

  • If the private sector contribution is added, a total number of 43 884 rental units was provided representing 54, 9% of the 2014 target.


Outcome 8 provision of rental accommodation cont

OUTCOME 8: PROVISION OF RENTAL ACCOMMODATION Cont.


Outcome 8 acquisition of land

OUTCOME 8: ACQUISITION OF LAND

  • In terms of Outcome 8, the Housing Development Agency (HDA), identified 69 163 ha of state land for possible release, 47 604 ha have been assessed for suitability and 7 477,5 ha has been released (FS, GP, KZN, LP & NW).

  • Provincial Human Settlements Departments also acquired land for human settlement development.


Outcome 8 improved property market

OUTCOME 8: IMPROVED PROPERTY MARKET

  • Mortgage Default Insurance Scheme

    • Concurrence from the National Treasury for MDI is still outstanding

  • Finance Linked Individual Subsidy:

    • Revised FLISP Policy implemented on 1 April 2012;

    • 12 projects across the country are at different stages of implementation;

    • The process of accreditation of projects is on-going;

    • Implementation of FLISP is extended to the open market to fast track programme delivery in provinces;

    • On 31 March 2013 the budget commitments for FLISP applications amounted to R42 million

  • Long term fixed interest rate instrument

    • Planned for launching in 2014.


Outcome 8 improved property market cont

OUTCOME 8: IMPROVED PROPERTY MARKET Cont.

  • Stringent qualification criteria applied by banks is not promoting growth in the affordable housing;

  • The NDHS to engage with the Banks and encourage them to be transparent with the reasons for declining home loans;

  • A process of engagement with public, private, social, community and labour stakeholders are still to be arranged;

  • Department in conjunction with DPSA is developing a policy and programme for the provision of access to finance by public servants.


Outcome 8 development finance institutions loans granted

OUTCOME 8: DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS: LOANS GRANTED


National upgrading support programme nusp progress

NATIONAL UPGRADING SUPPORT PROGRAMME (NUSP) PROGRESS

  • NUSP Core Team in place

  • Budget operational from April 2012

  • Informal Settlements Upgrading Policy and implementation guidelines accessed by team of international experts

  • Knowledge Services: Resource Kit developed and Website developed and active

  • Capacity Building: Training course outline completed and content production to follow


Nusp progress cont

NUSP PROGRESS Cont.

  • Technical Support to produce municipal upgrading strategies and settlement level plans in 49 Municipalities:

  • 11 municipalities involving 224 informal settlements actively being planned

  • Contracts awaiting finalisation: 10 municipalities involving 65 settlements

  • TORs to be re-advertised: 2 municipalities involving 158 settlements


Nusp progress cont1

NUSP PROGRESS Cont.

  • TORs approved by municipalities and to be advertised in tender bulletin: 4 municipalities involving 74 settlements

  • TORs awaiting approval: 2 municipalities involving 37 settlements

  • Proposals awaiting approval by municipal councils: 4 municipalities

  • Discussions with 16 municipalities to confirm technical support underway.


Job creation

JOB CREATION

The delivery of 17 198 serviced stands and 39 942 completed houses created an estimated 21 204 job opportunities during the fourth quarter of 2012/13 financial year.


Accreditation of municipalities

ACCREDITATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

  • No assessments have been done this quarter as NDHS is in the process of appointing independent auditors.

  • FFC review has been received and is favourable & paves way for the formal assignment process to proceed.

  • Consultation with all Provinces and Metros, bar the Eastern Cape and Nelson Mandela Bay Metro where there are difficulties, have been undertaken to establish the required actions and time-frames towards the conclusion of the Signing of the executive agreement.


Accreditation of municipalities cont

ACCREDITATION OF MUNICIPALITIES Cont.

  • Framework for the transfer of assets, liabilities, staff, and projects has been established to assist the Provinces and Metros.

  • Assignment Task Teams constituted of provincial local government departments, Provincial Treasuries, Provincial SALGAs, Human Settlements departments and Metros are being established.

  • The revised accreditation framework which was approved by MinMec in November 2012 draws a distinction between accreditation and assignment, with the latter advocating for the permanent transfer of the full housing functions to municipalities and uses accreditation as a capacitation stage towards assignment.


Sanitation training

SANITATION: TRAINING

Funding proposals on implementation of training programmes

  • A funding proposal for funding of three (3) skills development initiatives in response to CETA’s call for application to discretionary funding of sector skills development initiatives in line with their 2012/13 financial year targets.

    • The different types of training for which funding is applied are: training of artisans through apprenticeships; short skills programme training in construction material manufacturing; and training on plumbing.

    • The targeted training programmes are aimed at capacitating youth and other people with lower skills levels to undertake higher level theoretical and practical training in construction so that they are employable at the end of training. The other objective is to increase the pool of SMMEs, cooperatives and NPOs in the construction sector.

  • More training funding proposals will be developed for submission to potential funders including the CETA .


Sanitation water services authority support

SANITATION: WATER SERVICES AUTHORITY SUPPORT

  • Between January 2013 and March 2013, only 6 support rollout inception and follow-up meetings were held with 6 newly identified municipalities in Eastern Cape, Free State and Limpopo where the team either introduced the Sanitation Job Creation Programme at the new municipalities and key support areas addressed or municipalities engaged on the developed draft support plans.

  • Follow-ups were also made with DHS Western Cape Sanitation team on the Drakenstein LM SMME development workshop to be facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s Cooperative Incentive Scheme. Workshop to explore the approach to supporting Drakenstein LED Unit in establishment and development of new and existing SMMEs / cooperatives.

  • The draft support plan was developed for input and comments from relevant officials at Madibeng Local Municipality in North West, whereas two action plans were developed for actioning at Ventersdorp and Kgetleng Municipalities after discussions with relevant officials. Training of beneficiaries at the two municipalities was also discussed.


Sanitation support provided

SANITATION: SUPPORT PROVIDED

  • Support to existing sites (Cooperatives / SMMEs)

    • Tonga Precast Cooperative is currently supported to get manufacturing off the ground.

      • DTI support through the Cooperative Incentive Scheme will be linked to the project;

      • Cooperative is also assisted with sourcing of funding from CETA for training of beneficiaries.

      • No Project Steering Committee meeting was held at the project site during the current reporting period, although support is ongoing.

      • Members of the cooperative are currently using two paving brick machines to manufacture paving bricks.

      • Their immediate needs are: cement bags, technical training as well as assistance with accessing the market. A funding proposal on technical training of the cooperative members will be developed and submitted to the CETA for consideration. The CETA also supports skills development in respect of materials manufacturing.


Sanitation rural household infrastructure programme job creation

SANITATION: RURAL HOUSEHOLD INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME(JOB CREATION)

  • By end January 2013, the RHIP reportedly created 8,886 cumulative jobs since 2010 at 50 municipalities with Eastern Cape creating 2 902 jobs, Free State 396, KwaZulu-Natal 1 850, Limpopo 1 715, Mpumalanga 972, Northern Cape 70 and North West 981.

  • Furthermore, by end of February 2013 the programme reportedly created 4 557 jobs during Phase 3 of implementation at 28 municipalities in Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape. Of this total jobs created, 836 were for women, about 2 273 youths, 17 people living with disabilities and 1 431 other groups.


Sanitation rural household infrastructure programme job creation cont

SANITATION: RURAL HOUSEHOLD INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME (JOB CREATION) Cont.

  • Skills and jobs the RHIP had planned to develop and create are in areas of: brick laying, pit lining, reinforced concrete manufacture (slab casting), quality assessment (technical standards), health and hygiene and user education skills for peer educators within the beneficiary communities , and other jobs such as transportation of materials, assembly of the pre-cast top structures and any additional skills which to be utilized were to depend on basic numeracy and literacy.

  • Jobs that were created within the RHIP were in pit digging and lining as well as assembly of prefabs and slabs.

  • Contractors sub-contracted to the RHIP continue to participate in implementation of sanitation projects in phase 2 of the programme.


Entities performance social housing regulatory authority

ENTITIES PERFORMANCE: SOCIAL HOUSING REGULATORY AUTHORITY

  • As at the end of the 4th quarter a total of 43 SHIs have been accredited of which 8 are fully accredited, 12 conditionally accredited, 23 pre-accredited and 8 were declined.

  • Finalised Social Housing Infrastructure programme (SHIP) 3B Contracts signing.

  • Preparation for the SHIP 4A Call for Proposals, this will be a closed call for proposals – only Accredited SHIs should apply.

  • First draft of the National Social Housing pipeline has been completed and presented to a number of provinces for their endorsement.


Entities performance social housing regulatory authority cont

ENTITIES PERFORMANCE: SOCIAL HOUSING REGULATORY AUTHORITY Cont.

  • The SHRA is in the process of developing a regulatory framework centered on risk based approach, with this the regulatory framework SHRA seeks to find a better way of measuring performance of the Social Housing Sector in the process.

  • The reporting SHI tool for the 4th quarter has been received and currently being assessed, feedback will be given to the SHIs by

    May 2013.


Housing development agency

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

  • The agency facilitated the release of two state properties in Rustenburg Municipality measuring approximately 42 692 815ha and two properties in Madibeng Municipality measuring approximately 1 089 4311ha.

  • The agency also facilitated the release of 7 546 182ha of state land in Maluti-a-Phofung.

  • The agency facilitated the acquisition, transfer and registration of

    2 952 526 ha of private land in Ventersdorp.


Housing development agency cont

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Cont.

  • Two Johannesburg inner city landed properties measuring 03964ha have been transferred and registered in the HDA’s name.

  • Five Servcon properties measuring approximately 7 465 626 ha have been acquired nationally.

  • An implementation protocol was concluded with KZN Department of Human Settlements.

  • The community consultation process has commenced. Informal Settlement Upgrading work is well underway in the Northern Cape and rapid assessments in six settlements have also been undertaken.


National urban reconstruction housing agency

NATIONAL URBAN RECONSTRUCTION HOUSING AGENCY

SUBSIDY HOUSING PROGRAMME

  • The Subsidy Housing Programme signed 5 contract against a target of 11.

  • Despite the lower than expected volume of contracts signed for the quarter, the value of projects achieved R416 million against a target of

    R277 million.

  • Houses and sites in signed contracts were 6 073 against a target of 4 235.

  • Houses Built and sites Serviced achieved 650 units against a target of 20.

  • The Subsidy Housing Programme will be greatly influenced by the roll out of the Contractor Finance and Development Programme (CFDP) initiative which is expected to drive project volumes in the new year.


National urban reconstruction housing agency cont

NATIONAL URBAN RECONSTRUCTION HOUSING AGENCY Cont.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMME

  • Performance in the Affordable Housing Programme is generally below target.

  • Value of Projects achieved R2 2 3 million against a target of R115 million.

  • 3 Contracts were signed against a target of 8.

  • 101 Houses Built & sites serviced were achieved against a target of 345.

  • The entity is also engaging with relevant parties to consider increasing the product offering into the rental market.

  • The Affordable Housing Programme is making significant inroads into national expansion with discussions held with developers in Eastern Cape, KZN and Western Cape.


National urban reconstruction housing agency cont1

NATIONAL URBAN RECONSTRUCTION HOUSING AGENCY Cont.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES PROGRAMME

  • The Infrastructure and Community facilities programme has suffered significant losses resulting in NURCHA adopting a payment certificate based lending approach as part of its credit criteria. This was an expected consequence of the change in credit rules

  • The programme has performed poorly for the quarter under review

  • Projects completed achieved 50% of its target of 2 for the quarter

  • Due to the risk associated with this lending programme NUCHA’s Board is reviewing continued lending to contractors undertaking infrastructure and community facilities and will take a final decision in due course.


Rural housing loan fund

RURAL HOUSING LOAN FUND

  • The RHLF’s performance in the fourth quarter was in general below targets as a result of funding constraints.

  • Cash disbursements were R2 2 2 million which was R3.2 million below the set target.

  • The Number of loans achieved for the quarter were 9034 which was slightly less than the budget figure of 9551.

  • Percentage of the number of loans used for housing related purposes exceeded the target of 80%.

  • Percentage of loans accessed by borrowers with income of R3500 and less achieved 65.8% exceeded the minimum target of 60%

  • Operating surplus before taxation was higher that the budgeted figure.

  • Value of loans in place was below the quarterly target.

  • Loans that have been approved but could not be paid out due to lack of funds amount to R60million..


National home builders registration council

NATIONAL HOME BUILDERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL

NON-SUBSIDY SECTOR

  • Registration of new home builders achieved 711 against a target of 835.

  • Renewal of registered Home Builders were 2 916 against a target of

    2 860.

  • Enrolments of new homes were 9 683 against 5 384.

  • Late enrolments of new homes were 629 against a target of 269.

  • The Number homes inspected in fourth quarter was 29 475.

  • Number of inspections performed in the fourth Quarter was 65 823.


National home builders registration council cont

NATIONAL HOME BUILDERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL Cont.

NON-SUBSIDY SECTOR

  • The number of complaints lodged in the fourth quarter is 157, of which 114 have potential risk of major structural defects. Management’s target is to resolve a complaint or escalate to conciliation process within 30 days of receipt.

  • A total of 1,906 applications for late enrolment certificates were issued during the fourth quarter. The risk for late enrolments in the Non-Subsidy is mitigated through the provision of financial guarantee from the home builder.

  • The NHBRC’s engagement with the Provincial Departments of Human Settlement is beginning to bear positive result as we have noted a significant improvement in the submission of projects prior to construction.


National home builders registration council cont1

NATIONAL HOME BUILDERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL Cont.

SUBSIDY SECTOR

  • A total of 10 projects enrolments consisting of 9,459 units were received in the quarter and approved.

  • A total of 427 home enrolments consisting of 45 699 units were captured and approved in the quarter.

  • A total of 586 home enrolments projects were approved consisting of 41,633 units were approved.

  • Number of subsidy homes inspected were 30,736.

  • The number of inspections conducted were 59,264.


Estate agency affairs board

ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD

  • There were 1744 New Registrations in the fourth quarter as compared to 1395 in 2012.

  • There were 4348 Renewals in quarter under review compared to 4003 in 2012.

  • There were no claims committee meetings held in the fourth quarter.

  • There were no appeals held in the fourth quarter.

  • 398 Complaints were raised in the quarter under review.


Estate agency affairs board cont

ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD Cont.

  • 519 inspections were performed compared to 300 target for the quarter.

  • 61% of the 331 candidates who wrote the NQF Level 4 PDE exam passed.

  • 67% of the 86 candidates who wrote the NQF Level 5 PDE exam passed.

  • 207 Estate Agents applied and qualified for exemption from the PDE as per statutory requirement.


National housing finance corporation

NATIONAL HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION

  • The fourth quarter saw a marked improvement in the conversion of approvals to disbursements with disbursements of R253 million

  • The approved loans at year-end stood at R1.385 billion which bodes well for the disbursements target for the first quarter or two of 2013/14.

  • Of significance is the initiative with I HS where the NHFC, as an anchor investor, will partner with the International Finance Corporation to generate impact of 43 000 housing units as well as leverage additional equity of R3 billion and additional R10 billion of debt funding in a transaction for which shareholder approval is still be sought.

  • The overall financial performance of the NHFC was negatively impacted by the low growth in the loan book, the conversion of certain loans to equity, the continued low interest rate environment (a 0.50% drop in interest rates in July 2012 resulted in a R7.5 to 8.0 million decrease in lending income) and certain early loan settlements by clients.


National housing finance corporation cont

NATIONAL HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION Cont.

  • Projects: R290 million was achieved versus a revised budget of R379.9 million.

  • Projects delivered 7 486 housing units versus 4 722 in the revised budget.

  • The NHFC has been able to achieve much success through the impact of leveraging third party funds which delivered over 4 000 of the above units.

  • The division was also successful in leveraging over R1.38 billion in third party funding against a revised budget of R964 million.

  • Constrained lending by banks for project finance to developers and mortgage loans to homeowners continued to be a challenge during the year.

  • The Commercial division achieved R168 million versus a revised budget of R109 million.


National housing finance corporation cont1

NATIONAL HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION Cont.

  • Strategic Partnerships and Investments: R20 million was disbursed versus a revised budget of R91 million. The unit under-achieved largely as result of a delay in the finalisation of the I HS transaction, amongst other things.

  • The MDIC business plan is currently being appraised by National Treasury and its appointed consultants - PwC. A decision is expected from National Treasury around the nature and quantum of capitalisation of MDIC in April/May 2013 which will guide the next steps of the project, including the license application from FSB

  • With respect to FLISP, while 8 Provinces have signed implementation Protocols (IP’s) with the NHFC, only 5 Provinces have committed funds to the programme.

  • An amount of R170 million has been transferred to the NHFC, with about

    R1.025 million of the funds already transferred to the approved beneficiaries.


Departmental financial performance 1 04 2012 to 31 12 2012

DEPARTMENTAL FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1/04/2012 TO 31/12/2012


Departmental financial performance 1 01 2013 to 31 03 2013

DEPARTMENTAL FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1/01/2013 TO 31/03/2013


Departmental financial performance as at 31 march 2013

DEPARTMENTAL FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AS AT 31 MARCH 2013


Grants and transfer payments as 1 04 2012 to 31 12 2012

GRANTS AND TRANSFER PAYMENTS AS 1/04/2012 TO 31/12/2012


Grants and transfer payments as 1 01 2013 to 31 03 2013

GRANTS AND TRANSFER PAYMENTS AS 1/01/2013 TO 31/03/2013


Grants and transfer payments as at 31 march 2013

GRANTS AND TRANSFER PAYMENTS AS AT 31 MARCH 2013


Human settlements development grant hsdg financial performance 01 04 2012 to 31 12 2012

HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DEVELOPMENT GRANT (HSDG) FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 01/04/2012 TO 31/12/2012


Hsdg delivery performance 01 04 2012 to 31 12 2012

HSDG DELIVERY PERFORMANCE 01/04/2012 TO 31/12/2012


Hsdg financial performance 01 01 2013 to 31 12 2013

HSDG FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 01/01/2013 TO 31/12/2013


Hsdg delivery performance 01 01 2013 to 31 03 2013

HSDG DELIVERY PERFORMANCE 01/01/2013 TO 31/03/2013


Urban settlements development grant usdg financial performance 1 07 2012 to 31 12 2012

URBAN SETTLEMENTS DEVELOPMENT GRANT (USDG) FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1/07/2012 TO 31/12/2012


Usdg financial performance 1 01 2013 to 31 03 2013

USDG FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1/01/2013 TO 31/03/2013


Usdg performance 1 july 2012 to march 2013

USDG Performance 1 July 2012 to March 2013


Usdg financial performance 1 04 2013 to 30 06 2013

USDG FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1/04/2013 TO 30/06/2013


Reasons for under spending

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING

  • Non/Slow filling of vacancies.

    • Turn Around strategy

    • Additional office accommodation

  • Actions taken

    • Vacancies are in the process of being filled.


Reasons for under spending cont

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING Cont.

  • Slow receipt of invoices from Special Investigation unit.

    • Challenges were experienced with SIU not providing the Department with invoices due to changes to SIU’s legislation

    • Action taken

      • The Department followed up with SIU on the challenges experienced especially where work was performed and no invoicing was received.

      • SIU provided invoices amounting to about R14.5 million.


Reasons for under spending cont1

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING Cont.

  • SITA services provided on the HSS environment

    • Challenge

      • Initially problems was experienced with the signing of the service level agreement between SITA and the Department.

      • SITA only able to provide limited services on the HSS environment

    • Action taken

      • The service level agreement was since signed and SITA was requested to provide invoices.


Reasons for under spending cont2

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING Cont.

  • Delay in finalizing the National Upgrading Support Programme contributed to the underspending.

    • Challenges were initially experienced in the approval of the project.

    • The project is underway and various bids are at different stages of the supply chain management processes.


Reasons for under spending cont3

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING Cont.

  • Additional office accommodation

    • Challenge

      • Additional office accommodation was secured but the tenants installation was not done resulting in the Department not able to utilize the accommodation.

    • Action taken

      • Negations between the Department and Department of Public Works were held to resolve the issues.

      • Due to problems within Public Works the finalization of negotiations was delayed.

      • The problems were resolved between the Department and Public Works and the refurbishment which delayed the occupation of the additional office accommodation is projected to be finalized by January 2014.


Reasons for under spending cont4

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING Cont.

  • Rural Household Infrastructure Grant

    • Challenge

      • Slow delivery by contractors has been seen on this grant.

    • Action taken

      • A task team has been established to address issues delaying delivery. Additional 6 contractors were appointed to assist with the building of toilets in various approved municipalities.


Reasons for under spending cont5

REASONS FOR UNDER SPENDING Cont.

  • Human Settlements Development Grant

    • Eastern Cape Provincial Human Settlements Department declared savings of R284 million and

    • Limpopo Provincial Human Settlements Department declared savings of R47 million.

    • These amounts to a total of R330 million which translates into 2% of the total allocation of the grant was declared as savings.


Challenges experienced

CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED

  • The lack of appropriate prioritization of strategic priorities by Provinces and Municipalities

  • The lack of a medium and long term programme and project pipeline in Provinces and Municipalities.

  • The lack of bulk and link infrastructure to implement projects in municipalities.

  • The lack of appropriate technical skills and experience in Provinces and Municipalities.

  • Inadequate alignment of the strategic and performance plans of the Provinces and Municipalities to the National Human Settlements Priorities


Strategic mitigation measures

STRATEGIC MITIGATION MEASURES

  • The Department has initiated a process to assist with the development of medium and long term programme and project pipelines.

  • The Department has put in place a process to improve funding for bulk and link infrastructure which includes the extension of the USDG to municipalities other than the Metropolitan Municipalities.

  • The Department has initiated a process including NUSP to allow for skills and expertise support to Provinces and Municipalities.

  • The Department has undertaken an extensive process of support to Provinces and Municipalities to assist to improve Business Plan prioritization.

  • The Department has put in place measures to improve monitoring, evaluation and compliance including oversight visits to Provinces and Municipalities


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