Minister Madikizela to Deliver Keynote Address at Housing Awards Tonight
Government funded excellence in the delivery of human settlements will be honoured at the 2015 Provincial Govan Mbeki Awards to be held at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton, Cape Town this evening of the 23 April. The awards will be hosted by the Western Cape Government Department of Human Settlements, with Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela delivering the keynote address.
In the 2014/2015 the Department set a target of 17 583 housing opportunities, which was exceeded with the delivery of 18 817 housing opportunities, consisting of 10 421 housing units against a target of 10 357, 11 732 service sites against a target of 6 211 and 1 164 other housing opportunities against a target of 1 015. This delivery also ensured that the entire 2014/2015 Human Settlements Delivery Grant allocation of R1, 934 billion was spent. In addition, the Department received a clean audit opinion from the Auditor General for the first time since 1994, indicating that every cent spent was properly accounted for.
The exceptional performance in both service delivery numbers and financial accountability was only possible through the contributions and efforts of municipalities, contractors, developers and other stakeholders in the human settlements delivery chain, and it is these efforts that the Department is acknowledging through the 2015 Govan Mbeki awards. A recognition of excellence encourages further excellence, and it is within this culture of meritocracy that service delivery for the citizens of the Western Cape is continually improved.
Awards will be given in the following categories.
- Best Integrated Residential Development Programme
- Best Informal Settlements Upgraded Project
- Best Project in Implementing Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme
- Best Enhanced Peoples Housing Process Project
- Best Contractor in the Non-Subsidy Market
- Best Community Residential Units
- Best Institutional Housing Project
- Best Social Housing Project
- Best Woman Contractor
- Ministers Merit Awards:
All media are invited and dinner will be served.
Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town
Date and Time
23 April 2015