Press Release

September 2014
Bucket Eradication Programme still on track in EC

The department has noted the report released by the Statistics South Africa in recent weeks, which records an increase in number of buckets toilets in the Province. The department is studying the contents of the report to ascertain where the increase has occurred in the Province. It is likely...Read more

November 2014
30% Allocation to woman contractors
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February 2016
Billions allocated for Human Settlements development in EC

Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Ms Helen Sauls-August has announced that an amount of 2,297 ,933 billion will be spent on human settlements developments in the new financial year(2015/2016). She was tabling the departmental budget and policy speech at the Provincial Legislature today...Read more

MEC announces Human Settlements support to municipalities & traditional leaders

EAST LONDON ------------- Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Ms Helen Sauls-August has announced that the department will provide hands on support to all municipalities and Traditional Leaders in the province as from April this year.Read more

Dept spends R2.1 billion allocated for human settlements development & exceeds annual targets

EAST LONDON ---------- Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Ms Helen Sauls-August has announced that theProvincial Department of Human Settlements has spent all of its allocated budget of R 2 159 218 b (100%) meant for human settlements development in the Province for 2014/15 financial year...Read more

MEC re-appoints Rental Housing Tribunal, with additional members

EAST LONDON--------Eastern Cape MEC of Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August has re-appointed the members of the Rental Housing Tribunal for a new term with an additional 2 members with effect from 01 April 2015.Read more

Young person from Mt Frere village to get a new home from govt

A 21 year-old blind girl from Saphukanduku village in Ntabankulu, Mount Frere will get a new fully furnished house from government as part of the June 16 Youth Month commemoration by the Eastern Cape Government.Read more

Village families get new fully furnished homes from EC govt

Poverty stricken families from villages of Ntabankulu received comprehensive Government services through intergovernmental collaboration.Read more

EC govt to launch Youth Build Programme for unemployed youth in EC

EAST LONDON ----- Unemployed youth in Eastern Cape will be able to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities with the help of Youth Build programme to be launched by the Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Ms Helen Sauls-August.Read more

February 2016
EC MEC urges approved beneficiaries to claim their homes

Despite the provincial department’s continuous efforts to deliver housing projects in the province, many BNG housing units remain unoccupied and subject to vandalism. The Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August is calling for approved beneficiaries to claim their houses by...Read more