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Did you know? Govt has built over 4.3 million houses since 1994


The South African Democratically elected Government has built over 4.3 million houses across the South Africa since the dawn of “the hard fought democracy” in 1994.

1994: The African National Congress(ANC) wins the first democratic elections by 62%

General elections were held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. The elections were the first in which citizens of all races were allowed to take part, and were therefore also the first held with universal adult suffrage. The election was conducted under the direction of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), and marked the end of the four-year process that ended apartheid.


With over 21-years since democracy….

Government announce 4.3 million homes has been delivered

Cabinet also congratulated the Department of Human Settlements on the delivery of 4.3 million houses and housing opportunities since the dawn of democracy.

These opportunities include 2 806 235 fully subsidised houses (Breaking New Ground houses), 121 784 social/rental housing, 6 329 Financial Linked Individual Subsidy Programme and 986 608 serviced sites.

This historic milestone has provided a roof for more than 20 million people. To celebrate this achievement, the department has launched a national campaign to profile this success.

The national launch took place in Cosmo City, one of the integrated priority projects around the country, which is also celebrating 10 years of its existence.

Cabinet thanked all South Africans for their contributions, dedication and hard work in ensuring that the dignity of South Africans in need is restored through human settlements.