Human Settlement Department


A City of neighbourhoods that are economically, environmentally and socially resilient and that offer the best quality of life for its residents


To become a world reference for sustainable human settlements

Water and Sanitation

The function of the Human Settlements Department comes from the Housing Act that provides that every municipality must take all reasonable and necessary steps within the framework of national and provincial housing legislation and policy to ensure that:

  • The inhabitants have access to adequate housing on a progressive basis;
  • Set housing delivery goals in respect of its area of jurisdiction;
  • Identify and designate land for housing development;
  • Create and maintain a public environment conducive to housing development;
  • Promote the resolution of conflicts arising in the housing development process; and
  • Promote and enable appropriate housing development in its area of jurisdiction.


Head of department
Office of The HoD

The position of HoD is currently vacant, but is being overseen by EMPO HoD Andile Mahlalutye.

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DH Mboniseni Majola

DH Mboniseni Majola heads the Implementation division within the Human Settlements Department. His role is to drive, implement and manage the house construction and service

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Special Projects
Special Projects

While the position of HH Special projects is vacant, Xolisani Galada is acting in the position. This division is responsible to drive, implement and manage urban renewal

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Maneo Thelejane
Strategy and Planning

Maneo Thelejane is the divisional head for Strategy and Planning – a division that provides strategic and macro planning for department is responsible for project specific settlement planning

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Community Services and Relationship Management
Community Services and Relationship Management

DH Aubrey Mokgosi is responsible for driving and managing rental stock of the City, co-ordination in relation to the prevention of land invasion,

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Alina Ngema - Housing
Finance and Grants

Alina Ngema is responsible for the division that provides administrative and management support to the Human Settlements Department in terms of financial management and budgeting.

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Julie Raselutle
Support Services

The role of Support Services is to ensure end-to-end service provision and provide administration support within the department.

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Department Contacts Details

Office of the HoD:

011 999 7567/6422

Strategy and Planning:

011 999 0923


011 999 6750

Community Services and Relationship Management:

011 999 6709

Special Projects:

011 999 7690

Finance and Grants:

011 999 7461