Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on non-compliance by developers

Non-compliance by developers will not be tolerated – Sisulu

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed National Home Builders Registration Council’s (NHBRC) decision to impose a fine of R1.6 million on a developer of 160 residential units in Pretoria.

The developer failed to enrol the project as required by the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act 95 of 1998.

Enrolment goes a long way in ensuring that developers do not cut corners while building houses. It also protects end users from buying or occupying shoddily built properties.

I have instructed the acting CEO of the NHBRC Thitinti Moshoeu to act swiftly on non-complying developers including those building fully subsidized government houses. The time has come that we punish those who disregard our rules and regulations, added Sisulu.

The developer in question has done very well in acknowledging his mistake. We need more developers who will come forward and take responsibility for their actions, added Sisulu.

Restoring the dignity of our people through human settlements is a responsibility for all of us including the private sector. We call upon developers to continue partnering with government in providing adequate, decent and affordable housing for our people, said Sisulu.

Source: Government of South Africa

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