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PRESENTATION TO HOUSINMG PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE

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  1. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Housing PRESENTATION TO HOUSINMG PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE CAPE TOWN 22 MAY 2007 Together, helping people to house themselves

  2. STRUCTURE • Introduction • Vision • State Of Housing Needs In The Province • Provincial Priorities • 2006/07 Financial Status • 2007/08 Financial Status & Programmes • Provincial Challenges

  3. INTRODUCTION • The focus of the presentation is to table the state of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Housing. • The presentation tends to explore the value add on usage of housing fund during 2006/07 and focus on distribution towards 2007/08 and experiences / challenges in utilization of grants including outline on the programmes.

  4. VISION The vision of the department is: - Enabling all people to house themselves by engaging various institutions and stakeholders in the provision of a conducive and enabling environment

  5. STATE OF HOUSING • STATE OF HOUSING NEEDS IN THE PROVINCE • Based on census of 2001 and Stats SA 2006 mid term review estimates, KwaZulu-Natal has an estimated population of approximately 10 million and housing backlog of approximately 950 000 of various type, shacks, rural, farm dwellers, etc.

  6. PRIORITY AREAS • The following are the key focus areas in the province especially in 2007/08 financial year : • Eradication of slums in KZN by 2014 • Accelerating housing in rural areas • Strengthening governance and service delivery • Ensuring job creation through housing delivery • Accelerating the hostels redevelopment and upgrade programme. • Completion of all blocked projects by 2007 • Creating rental/social housing opportunities

  7. PRIORITY AREAS • The following are the key focus areas in the province especially in 2007/08 financial year : • Building the capacity of housing stakeholders (especially municipalities) • Promoting home ownership (through the EEDBS) • Provision of housing to vulnerable groups including those affected by HIV/AIDS • Ensuring the provision of incremental housing, and • Implementation of the Financial Service Market Programme

  8. 2006/2007 YEAR

  9. BUDGET ALLOCATION 2007/08

  10. BUDGET ALLOCATION

  11. ADMINISTRATION

  12. HOUSING PLANNING AND RESEARCH

  13. HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION

  14. SERVICE DELIVERY TARGETS ’07/08 UnitsR’000 • Project linked subsidy • Sites:- • Normal 5,320 86,290 • Informal settlement 5,721 96,873 • Blocked 788 12,608 • Top structures:- • Normal 3,700 85,100 • Informal settlement 5,497 125,001 • Blocked 3,212 37,392

  15. SERVICE DELIVERY TARGETS ‘07/08 UnitsR’000 • Peoples Housing Process • Sites 5,371 90,639 • Top structures 4,800 114,144 • Establishment grant 8,500 • Rural • Sites 2,800 44,765 • Top structures 3,100 71,300

  16. SERVICE DELIVERY TARGETS ’07/08 UnitsR’000 • Emergency housing • Sites 1,800 28,800 • Top structures 500 17,000 • Rectification • Top structures 841 20,000 • Consolidation • Top structure 450 11,515 • Institutional • Top structure 700 28,060

  17. Housing Property Management

  18. CONDITIONAL GRANT • The department receives the majority (86%) of its funding from the Integrated Housing and Human Settlement Development conditional grant • The purpose of the grant is • to promote the achievement of a non racial, integrated society through the development of integrated sustainable human settlements and quality housing.

  19. CONDITIONAL GRANT

  20. INFRASTRUCTURE • The department’s infrastructure budget is linked to the conditional grant budget and is broken down as follows:- • Capital Infrastructure Transfers • Construction of low income houses 921,075 • Hostel Redevelopment 75,600 • Social and economic facilities 120,000 • Current • Maintenance 138,880 • Total 1,255,555

  21. DONOR FUNDING • The department has an agreement with the Flemish Government to fund the formation of Housing Components in municipalities • The department will receive €590,179 (±R5,5million) in terms of this agreement • It is anticipated that the department will receive R1,56 million during the 2007/08 financial year for this programme

  22. CHALLENGES • Implementation of housing development programmes has a number of challenges and we cite provincial specific: • Lack of bulk infrastructure (Water,, Electricity & Sanitation : Estimated Backlog R34 Billion) • Topography • Mushrooming of slums & Slums Lordism, • Competing environment in infrastructure development linked to 2010

  23. CONCLUSION • In conclusion, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Housing strive to achieve its strategic objective and the vision of the province to ensure it enables people to house themselves through engagement of various stakeholders in the provision of housing.

  24. Thank you