Call for Audit on Housing Backlog

04 April 2014.


The IFP calls on all provincial departments of human settlements to conduct a housing audit, in order to determine the current backlogs and identify housing projects that remain unfinished. Many housing projects remain incomplete, despite having commenced a number of years ago.


“Residents of Disaneng, near Mahikeng in the North West, are living in fear of thugs who lurk between rows of unfinished RDP houses; these houses have also been turned into slaughterhouses by livestock thieves. The contractor abandoned the project five years ago, claiming that the government had failed to pay him” said IFP spokesperson on human settlements, Mr Petros Sithole.


In addition, a forensic audit to determine how much money is needed to complete RDP houses that were abandoned by contractors is also necessary.


“It is imperative that both the national and provincial departments of human settlements work together to ensure that the audit is done so as to ensure that the unfinished houses are completed. Action must be taken against contractors who failed to fulfil their contracts – they not only must pay back the money but also they should be banned from working with the government” said Sithole


The IFP calls on the North West department of human settlements to urgently appoint a qualified and experienced contractor to rectify the situation as soon as the audit is complete.



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995/ 082 743 1348


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IFP Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675