Department Of Human Settlements East London Office
Department Of Human Settlements East London Office, East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, and hosts the country’s only river port. East London today has a population of over 267,000 with over 755,000 in the metropolitan area.
Eastern Cape Department: Human Settlements
|Postal||Private Bag X31008, Cambridge, Chiselhurst, East London, 5206|
|Physical||Steve Tshwete House, 31-33 Phillip Frame Road, Waverly Park, Chiselhurst|
|Tel||043 711 9901/2/3|
|Fax||043 711 9797|
The mission of the Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements is to facilitate and coordinate the provision of quality, integrated and sustainable human settlements that offer its communities a better living environment.
The Department essentially has three strategic goals that encompass all its core functions and responsibilities, with the outcomes being to: provide a credible multi-year housing development plan and budget through a participation process with stakeholders; promote consultation in the housing policy and legislative framework development and review process; review and roll-out the provincial medium-term Sustainable Human Settlement Research Agenda; provide outcomes-based monitoring and evaluation of integrated plans; facilitate and coordinate the eradication of informal settlements in the province; facilitate and promote the integration of communities utilising social and rental housing; provide planning, project management, technical and quality assurance expertise to sustainable human settlement projects; acquire land and facilitate the issuing of title deeds to promote homeownership; provide political and strategic leadership and management leadership to the Department; provide assurance and consulting activities on internal controls, risk management and governance processes, and fight fraud and corruption; effectively manage financial resources to achieve an unqualified audit opinion; provide streamlined procurement processes and effective contracts management; and enhance the organisational performance through a well-aligned organisational transformation programme, capacitated employees and sustainable ICT solutions.