Housing: no staff to deliver

2011-06-23 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements is faced with a high shortage of staff personnel, even at senior level, and as result housing delivery has slowed in the province, the provincial legislature’s finance committee was told yesterday.

The department’s head of department, Gabi Gumbi-Masilela told the committee that the department has a shortage of, amongst others things, engineers and architects to oversee the housing projects of the department. This affects the department’s assistance of municipalities with capacity to provide housing. She also told the committee members that the department had a shortage of senior managers, and hoped the Developmental Bank of SA) could put it in touch with retired engineers who can consult for the department.

The DA’s Johan Krog said that out of the projected 25000 housing units the department has undershot the target by 10 000 in the last financial year.

— Witness Reporter.

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