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Sexwale warns on housing funding

2012-10-29 22:30

Johannesburg - Provincial housing departments under-spending their budgets are at risk of losing funding if they do not improve, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale warned on Monday.

"As in the past, we shall not hesitate to apply intervention measures by taking funds from under-performing provinces and transferring them to those that are doing well, for the sake of delivery to our people," Sexwale said in a statement.

He recently convened a meeting of human settlement MECs and issued his warning.

The MECs agreed to implement recovery plans, to be approved by the minister, that would spend the unused funds, intended for housing and settlement improvements.

Comments
  • thozi - 2012-10-29 23:13

    I wonder if Minister Segwale ever worked out just how many houses he would built for the deserving and voiceless poor if he were to lay his hands on the much talked about "R203 million". One thing I know is that one rich and privilaged man is sitting pretty with a lot of house built for that amount - free of charge nogal....

  • cindy.dunn.9 - 2012-10-30 00:52

    So they not using the money they have. Mxm gimmme the money and with the help of unemployed craftsman I will show you results. Arrrgggghhhh let's fight for our ppl. Cindyldunn@live.com $ I freakin double dare you

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-30 06:04

      LOL well, it would be an improvement on the standard of thehouses they actually build. Here in Ndlambe, the RDP houses are falling apart. With our current flood status, many of them are almost melting into the mud.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-10-30 01:03

    These provinces must nominate women they can spend all the remaining funds.\r\nFailing which,they can nominate Me,spending wisely does not mean Under spend ..Understand?

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-10-30 03:19

    These provinces must nominate women they can spend all the remaining funds.\r\nFailing which,they can nominate Me,spending wisely does not mean Under spend ..Understand?

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-30 04:46

    Scruffy and appears trapped in those clothes. If he was an eastern cape refugee, this could probably be termed shoddy. Have the SA citizens been enslaved again without realizing it? This time by indian directives to the few that are selling out the many, just as their forefathers sold them out for slavery to the arab and indian traders and then to the northern ship travelers. Are these MEC's just the slave traders minions?

  • Ze Don - 2012-10-30 06:42

    ''That would spend the unused funds, intended for housing and settlement development'' So what are they going to spend it on? Perhaps a big party? Maybe a compound for an ex-president?

  • mojalefa.malepa - 2012-10-30 06:51

    Transfering funds will not work Mr Sexwale. What about the people who realy need those houses? Should they suffer because of your useless buddies. It's not their money or your money that you wanna transfer to 'Joburg' , as always. We need houses in all the provinces. 'Stupid'

  • rouen.heiberg - 2012-10-30 07:00

    They are saving money to use on Nkandla.

  • morne.demeillon - 2012-10-30 07:03

    A warning coming from the guy who should ensure that the money is allocated and the job gets done. Indirectly you are telling everybody that you are not doing your job, you are probably more concerned about your own businesses alsewhere! Another comrad that support Malema and it speak volumes of you, just as corrupt!

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-10-30 07:40

    A real crying shame, monies allocated not being utilized for the upliftment of the needy. Which brings to mind not one minister has critized the ministries for wasteful and overspend and in particular that of the Public Works/Presidency on a spend of R250m to upgrade a private residence.

  • andrew.mckenzie.566 - 2012-10-30 07:48

    How easily those in power talk a much better than game than they play!

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