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Social Housing Workshop

CMRA, VNG International and SALGA facilitated the third and final BZK Social Housing Institutional Readiness Assessment workshop last week 18-19 February in Pretoria. 16 municipalities, including local and metropolitan municipalities have participated in this project. BZK is the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Netherlands and the donor for this project. The purpose of the final workshop was to discuss the findings of the assessment and for peer municipalities to learn from each other’s experiences, challenges and achievements in Social Housing delivery. Some of the topics discussed included the Rental Housing Amendment Act and how this Act will impact municipalities and the relationship between the Provincial Departments of Human Settlements and municipalities on Social and Rental Housing delivery.