Head of Department, on the 13th of August 2019 the Cabinet approved publication of the Housing Consumer Protection Bill for public participation and comments. The Bill repeals the current Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act (Act No.95 of 1998). The aim of the Bill is to ensure adequate protection of housing consumers and effective regulation mechanisms – expanding the protection to housing consumers; introducing effective enforcement tools and prescribing appropriate penalties/sanctions to deter non-compliance by home builders.
The targeted stakeholders include public and private institutions; members of the public; civil society; Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and companies. The session should be scheduled for three hours and will take place at the eMalahleni City Hall on the 11th of October 2019 at 10:00-13:00.