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Card image 09 July 2019 Engineering News

Sisulu sets sights on expropriated land for housing developments

The Department of Human Settlements’ vision of human settlements policy is as relevant now as it was in 2004 when conceptualising it began, Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu emphasised during a pre-budget vote media briefing, on Tuesday. A significant element of the policy was the need to ensure housing developments were close to cities, with public land to be used for this purpose. “With new legislation for land expropriation in the pipeline, we will make sure that we are first takers in the queue for expropriated land,” said Sisulu.

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