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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on instructing Human Settlements Director-General to commission an investigation of all the recent projects relating to Temporary Residential Units

5 Sep 2020

Minister Sisulu instructs the Director-General to investigate projects relating to TRUs

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu has instructed the Director General for the Department of Human Settlements to commission an investigation of all the recent projects relating to Temporary Residential Units (TRUs) including the construction of the temporary shelters for Silahliwe and Linda Mkhondo in Harrismith, Free State Province.

This after concerns have been raised from various platforms alleging that the structures are poorly constructed and have cost a lot of money of to build.

There are norms and standards which have been put in place by the National Department of Human Settlements. These include subsidy for the construction of the BNG/RDP house and quantum for a Temporary Residential Unit (TRU). Moreover, whatever product delivered should be in line with the set specifications.

“We have a responsibility to spend our limited resources wisely. There must be value for each and every cent we spend. Therefore, shoddy workmanship will never be tolerated”, said Minister Sisulu.

If it is found that norms and standards have been flouted, necessary actions will be taken to correct the situation and sanctions will be levelled against institutions which have not adhered to the Housing Code.

Enquiries:
Yonela Diko, Ministry Spokesperson
Cell: 076 724 3062

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