Sexwale signs delivery agreements
Polokwane - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale signed delivery agreements with all nine human settlements MECs in Polokwane, in Limpopo, on Friday.
"These agreements are a contract amongst us to demonstrate that we are together in our pursuit of providing our people with proper settlements...," said Sexwale.
"The signing of these agreements will ensure they remain accountable to the nation... We are all accountable to our people and the government, we cannot fail, we should not fail."
The signing of the province-specific agreements is part of the overall human settlements delivery agreement Sexwale signed with President Jacob Zuma in April this year.
The minister's spokesperson, Mandulo Maphumulo, said the agreements are based on the government's 12 priority outcomes in which human settlements is outcome number eight.
The outcome puts emphasis on sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life achievable through a number of interventions.
Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale also attended the meeting and called for a central blacklisting database of contractors who "defraud government (and) in the process deny many (people) housing opportunities".