Department Of Human Settlements Pietermaritzburg

Department Of Human Settlements Pietermaritzburg

Department Of Human Settlements Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg  is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in 1838 and is currently governed by the Msunduzi Local Municipality. Its Zulu name umGungundlovu is the name used for the district municipality. Pietermaritzburg is popularly called Maritzburg in English and Zulu alike, and often informally abbreviated to PMB.

Department Of Human Settlements Kzn

Department Of Human Settlements Kzn, KwaZulu-Natal  also referred to as KZN and known as “the garden province”) is a province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu (“Place of the Zulu” in Zulu) and Natal Province were merged.

KwaZulu-Natal Department: Human Settlements

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X9157, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Physical 203 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Tel 033 392 6400
Fax 033 392 6490


The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements is to deliver suitably located housing opportunities and security of tenure over the next five years through collaborative partnership, legislative planning processes and empowerment of women in construction.

The core mandate of the Department to provide sustainable human settlements is gaining momentum in spite of challenges encountered in ensuring that the strategic objectives are aligned and achieved to the core delivery of the Department. The Department’s pacesetting performance was again acknowledged by a slew of awards and accolades, notably that of the Govan Mbeki Award for the Best Performing Province. This Award was secured in 2014, 2015 and . The Department consistently strives to ensure that ‘houses, security and security and comfort’ (which is derived from the Freedom Charter) is not a mere catchphrase. This has been extended to a ‘live, work, play and pray’ concept to describe the totality of the human settlement experience we seek to create.

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