Department of Human Settlements
|Jurisdiction||Government of South Africa|
|Headquarters||Govan Mbeki House, 240 Walker Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
|Annual budget||R22,578 million (2011/12)|
|Deputy Minister responsible||
The Department of Human Settlements (formerly the Department of Housing) is the department of the South African government responsible for housing and urban development. Its primary purpose is the implementation of the constitutional mandate that "everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing." It works in co-operation with the provincial governments, each of which has its own Human Settlements department, and with the municipalities.
As of 2012[update] the Minister of Human Settlements is Lindiwe Sisulu and her deputy is Zou Kota. In the 2011/12 budget the department had a budget of R22,578 million and a staff complement of 609 civil servants.
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