DEPARTMENTAL PERFORMANCE REPORT 4th QUARTER (JANUARY TO MARCH 2015)PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTSACTING DIRECTOR- GENERAL: M. TSHANGANA 18 AUGUST 2015
Presentation Outline • DEPARTMENTAL FOURTH QUARTER NON FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE • DEPARTMENTAL EXPENDITURE V/S PERFORMANCE (TARGETS/OUTCOMES) • COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMME • DELIVERY AGREEMENT( OUTCOME 8) 5. INTERGOVERMENTAL RELATIONS 6. STAKEHOLDERS’ RELATIONS 7. ACCREDITATION OF MUNICIPALITIES • JOB CREATION • CHALLENGES • RECOMMENDATIONS/SOLUTIONS • DEPARTMENTAL FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
1. Departmental First Quarter Non-financial Performance (Jan-Mar 2015) • The overall achievement by the National Department of Human Settlements during fourth quarter of 2014/15 is sixty five (65%) (According to the approved APP). • Out of one hundred and twenty (127) targets which were planned for the period under review, eighty three (83) targets were achieved forty four (44) targets were not achieved.
3 Communication and Outreach Programme • The Department participated in various outreach programmes. • During these campaigns, face-to-face communication was done with communities. • The roll-out was done in partnership with Municipalities, Provincial Departments of Human Settlements and Entities of the Department.
3. Communication and Outreach Programme Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks Public Outreach Programme:
4. Delivery Agreement (Outcome 8): Progress as at 31 December 2014 Objective of Outcome 8 is to manage a comprehensive human settlements programme with multiple projects that covers extensive geographical spread aiming to improve the workings of the space economy. This will be achieved by: • Providing poor households with adequate housing in better living environments; • Supporting the development of functionally and equitable residential property market; • Improving the institutional capacity & coordination for better spatial targeting
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Objective: number of additional households living in adequate housing through the subsidy & affordable housing segments • 2019 target: 745 000 households • Performance: 86 772 BNG houses including rental flats and CRUs; • Represents 58.2% of annual target • Objective: improved housing conditions for households living in informal settlements • 2019 target: 750 000 households upgraded • Performance: 49 763 households in informal settlements: HSDG: 31 495 and USDG: 18 268 • Represents 33.2% of annual target • Objective: increase in the volume of loans granted by private sector and DFI’s to affordable market: 2019 target: 582 238 loans by DFI’s & Banks • Performance: 60 580 loans issued • Represents 52% of annual target of 116 448 loans
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Objective: number of functional settlements that are spatially, socially and economically integrated: • 2019 target: 250 projects (approximately 50% of all projects)(50 catalytic projects demonstrating comprehensive integrative mechanisms) • Performance : 156 proposals received from PHSDs and private sector – 22 located in Mining Towns. An assessment tool for the evaluation of the proposals have been developed and an Evaluation Panel identified. • Objective: Investment decisions in human settlements improve spatial efficiency: • Performance: A Spatial Planning Framework has been developed and adopted by Human Settlements MINMEC. • The Planning Framework will now be expanded into a Spatial Investment Framework to ensure the coordination of investments human settlements departments and agencies in geographic areas in order to address spatial inequality more effectively. It is anticipated that the final Framework will be submitted to Cabinet by 31 August 2015.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Objectives/ Actions: Accreditation: • Number of metros accredited with the housing function; • Number of municipalities accredited with level 2 and provided with post accreditation support • Post accreditation monitoring support programme implemented • Performance : • The approach to accreditation has been revised to link it with performance of each accredited municipality and the collaborative approach towards the delivery of human settlements amongst the three spheres of government. A draft strategy has been prepared and circulated to stakeholders for commentary. • Post accreditation monitoring and support is continuous. The Department has also commenced with the appointment of a capacity support task team. A motivation for the establishment of a comprehensive capacity support programme was prepared and circulated to stakeholders for inputs.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: Number of housing units for subsidy housing market provided: • 2019 target: 560 000 households • Performance: 68 156 BNG houses ; • Represents 60.5% of annual target of 112 600 BNG houses • Action: Human Settlements Green Paper approved • Performance: Management and Technical Teams appointed. Draft list of chapters currently being developed. • Action: Cooperatives Policy approved: • Performance: A Cooperative Housing Policy has been developed by external consultants and assessed by the Department. • The details will be discussed by the Policy Task Team at their meeting scheduled for end of February 2015. • Action: Implementation guidelines for PHP approved • Performance: A draft enhanced PHP Policy Framework has been developed and circulated to relevant stakeholders for comments. Comments and inputs received have been incorporated into the draft Framework and final draft submitted to the Executive Management of the National Department for consideration
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: A Comprehensive Rental Policy developed • Performance: A comprehensive Rental Framework has been developed and referred to approval structures. • Action: A special strategy for mineworker housing: • Performance: The Strategy for Mine Worker Housing has been developed (designed to increase exponentially the supply of housing) and will be circulated to stakeholders for comments • Action: Number of affordable rental housing opportunities • Performance: 1 672 units (represents 31% of the annual target of 5 400 units) State-led social housing opportunities were delivered, while 1 590 CRU units (represents 79,5% of the annual target of 2000 units) • Action: Hectares of well located land released • 2019 target: 10 000 ha • Performance: total released for human settlements developments in 2014/15: 2 294.0 ha of which 367.2 ha has been rezoned. • In addition a total number of 399,1 ha has been acquired by the HDA of which 263.3 ha has been rezoned for human settlements development
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: Develop a coherent and inclusive approach to land for human settlements: • Performance: The Framework is being developed by the Housing Development Agency (HDA) and premised on the National Land Assembly Strategy developed by the HDA in the 2013/14 financial year. The National Department will set up a policy and research forum which will include a subcommittee on land before the first version of the Framework will be released. A policy consultation session on the land framework will be held in order to include it in the Green Paper on Human Settlements • Action: Number of existing informal settlements assessed: • Performance: The National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP) in collaboration with the HDA have completed the assessment of 780 informal settlements of which 450 detailed settlement plans have been completed. • Currently NUSP and the HDA are in the process of assessing a further 195 informal settlements. These numbers have been verified and the names of the informal settlements are on record. • 9 Municipalities have requested assistance and the number of informal settlements in each still has to be determined.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: Single Development Finance Institution (DFI) • Performance: The Department is in the process of revising the business case for the consolidation of the DFI’s to incorporate the possible transfer of the social housing investment function. • The revised business case is expected to be completed by 30 January 2015. Some of the remaining activities for the current financial year: • Submission of the final business case to the Joint Evaluation Panel JEP) and the Portfolio Committee for Human Settlements by 31 March 2015; and • Development of the policy foundation by 31 March 2015. • Action: Increase in the volume of home loans granted by private sector and DFIs to households in the affordable market (over and above that which produces new houses): • Performance: Home loan information from the financial institutions to the Office of Disclosure for 2014 is only due by 2 March 2015. • According to the National Credit Regulator, 3 522 mortgage loans were granted to people earning less than R15 000 per month up to 30 June 2014. Updated information is not yet available. The National Department and DPME in collaboration with relevant stakeholders are also in the process to identify additional credible sources for this information for reporting purposes.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: Consumers in the affordable and subsidy housing market exposed to consumer education programmes • Performance: The NDHS provided support and guidance in all nine Provinces in respect of consumer education while training of beneficiaries and consumers were carried out in the Provinces. • The total number of beneficiaries exposed to training in the Provinces up to 31 December 2014 was 61 995 and in the GAP market 6 672 were exposed to training. • Action: Curriculum on the property market and homeownership for the subsidy housing market reviewed and improved: • Performance : A discussion document was developed and circulated between all stakeholders. • Consultations were held with various role players to solicit inputs and to identify areas of collaboration in the implementation of beneficiary and consumer education. • It is envisaged that by the end of the current financial year a model structure of the curriculum on homeownership and the property would be developed.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: Appropriate technical support programmes developed and implemented: • Performance : A revised Grant Framework for the Municipal Human Settlements Capacity Grant was gazetted on 31 December 2014 outlining the conditions of the Grant, the allocation of the R300 million and guidelines. The conditions have been amended to include catalytic/ mega projects in line with the MTSF priorities. • Action: Mechanism and incentives to mobilise and increase private sector participation is developed: • Performance : A Developers Forum was established and already met with the Minister to discuss various issues. A couple of concerns were also raised and these concerns were addressed and will be reported on a quarterly basis. The next quarterly Forum meeting will be held during February or March 2015.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Actions: Title deeds issued to new home owners in the subsidy market- Target 2019: 560 000 andBacklog on title deeds eradicated: • Performance: 25 264 title deeds have been issued by Provincial Departments • The inception report (Restoration Project) developed by the EAAB outlining the challenges and proposed interventions to address the backlog in terms of title deeds for the subsidy market and a proposed strategy to ensure the transfer of title deeds in a systematic and realistic manner has been adopted by Human Settlements MINMEC in December 2014. • The EAAB conducted a national briefing session with the PHSD’s and the Metro’s on 12 December 2014 to advise them on the way forward and to solicit comments on the draft Terms of Reference for the proposed scoping exercise and buy-in for the establishment of a Steering Committee. A TOR has already been developed and will be delivered to NDHS for consideration.
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: Distribution of sales transactions in the affordable housing market monitored • Performance: The EAAB is in the process of establishing a repository and dashboard. The main purpose of this is to monitor key trends and analysis within the property environment. Among others the dashboard will enable the EAAB to monitor and report on the following: • Number and location of transactions; • Value of these transactions; and • Number of estate agents involved in these transactions • The repository and dashboard will enable the EAAB to report on Estate Agencies operating in the affordable housing market as well as transactions in the secondary housing subsidy submarket • Action: Trends in new NHBRC enrolments • Performance: 110 projects were enrolled with the NHBRC and 29 687 houses certified as completed
Outcome 8: Progress as at 31 December 2014… • Action: M & E System to track and assess effectiveness of spatial targeting in human settlements • 2019 target: track progress and assess the effectiveness of spatial targeting in human settlements between 2015 – 2019 • Performance: A Land and Property Spatial Information System (LAPSIS) has been developed which incorporate environment, human settlements, transport and related development functions. • Action: Multiyear human settlements development plans are aligned with other sectorial spheres of government to increase coordination and collaboration in programme delivery • Performance: The Performance Agreement of the National Minister of Human Settlements was signed on 17 November 2014. • Based on this, Delivery Agreements were prepared between the Minister of Human Settlements and relevant sector Departments, the MECs of the nine Provinces and the CEOs of the various Human Settlements Entities and it is anticipated that these will be signed not later than 31 March 2015
5. Intergovernmental Relations The commencement of work on the Red Book was delayed due to changes to the SLA. Support was rendered to the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) on the Title Deed registration backlog process. The Department has through the quarter liaised with provinces, Metros, Municipalities, CSIR, Estate Agency Board and National Treasury. Some of the work performed was by providing inputs to the draft Green Paper, inputs to the Conditional Grant Framework both HSDG and USDG as well as the Division of Revenue Act. The main focus was on the provincial and national Business Plans and the finalization of provincial Multi Year Development Plans. Support provided to 9 municipalities in North West on their IDP’s in collaboration with other sector departments
Intergovernmental Relations Cont… Approved template for Provincial Multi-Year Housing Development Plan (MHDP)/ Part D of APP. Appointment of service provider for the development of HSDG B/Plan template. Project Steering Committee established. 9 Final approved Provincial Multi-Year Housing Development Plans (MHDP)/ Part D of APP finalised. Report on the Urban Settlements Development Plans (USDG) finalised. Report on draft situational analysis for the Development Framework finalised
Intergovernmental Relations Cont… Report on draft situational analysis for the Development Framework submitted Report on the support rendered to Municipalities on the assessment of the Housing Chapters of IDPs. Ministerial Handover of Ms Nokuku Manoni’s house in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality: Eastern Cape Memorandum of understanding with between DHS and Statistic South Africa The main objective of these MOU is for Stats SA to make available data and reports on a regular basis to the Department of Human Settlements on status of housing in South Africa
Intergovernmental Relations Cont… MOU with the department of Small Business Development The main objective of the MOU is to outline collaborations aimed at allowing DSBD officials to participate in the special programmes of Human Settlements programmes. Memorandum of understanding with Transnet properties DHS and Transnet will work collaboratively in the conceptualization, planning and implementation of creating 50 000 housing opportunities through the land and building under the ownership of Transnet Meeting with provincial HOD’s and Cities managers to discuss contents of the performance agreement between the Minister, MECs and Mayors. The purpose of the meeting was to finalize the content and targets of the Delivery Agreement for signing by the Minister, MEC’s and Executive Mayor, the meeting took place on the 10 March 2015 (10h00).
Intergovernmental Relations Cont… Delivery agreements and acknowledgement of the Inter-Governmental Relations structures with Sector Departments • DHS has established the Inter-Sectoral Collaboration implementation task team of the Human Settlements 2014-2019 MTSF. • The purpose of the task team is to agree and enter into Delivery Agreements on inter-related and overlapping outcomes, outputs and targets. • DHS will be entering into Delivery Agreements with the Ministers responsible for various Departments which will be serving permanently in the following task teams: basic service task team, land task team and policy task team.
6. Stakeholders’ Relations Implementation of Reallocated Funds: Youth Brigade: KZN Proposal of partnership around the development of Vusimusi Informal Settlements: Humane Humane: Mr Oded Dumah Request for partnership on alternative energy systems: Solar Intermediaries PTY (Ltd) Govan Mbeki Awards Each one settle one Sponsorship
Stakeholders’ Relations • The Department of Human Settlements is the lead Department for matters falling under the auspices of UN-HABITAT and therefore had the responsibility for coordinating the National Report for Habitat III which will take place in 2016. The National Report was submitted before the first Preparatory Conference for HABITAT III which took place at the United Nations in New York on 17-18 September 2014. Cabinet approved South Africa’s National Report for Habitat III in October 2014. • South Africa participated at the African Union first meeting of the African Union Specialised Technical Committee on Public Service, Decentralisation, Local Government and Urban Development which took place in Brazzaville Congo from 24-26 November 2014 which was aimed at formally operationalizing the new STC. • South Africa participated at the Consultative Group meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 05-09 November 2014 which discussed and decided on institutional, operational and strategic matters of the Cities Alliance.
Stakeholders’ Relations • The Department of Human Settlements hosted a workshop on International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning on 27 March 2015. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss and develop a South African position on the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning which was presented at the 25th UNHABITAT Governing Council held in April 2015. • PHP initiatives • Conducted oversight visits to Mpumalanga, Western Cape, KZN, Gauteng, North West and Eastern Cape where PHP projects are being implemented • In partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, delivered a Cooperatives workshop to the Grassypark community and assisted them with the registration as a Cooperative • Conducted a PHP Policy Framework workshop to officials at the City of Jo’burg and a community in Durbanville Western Cape • Supported the implementation of the upgrading of informal settlements through PHP in Patenoste, Saldanha and in KZN
Stakeholders’ Relations Human settlement Indaba towards the transformation of mining towns Approved framework for the co-ordination of inter-governmental and sector stakeholders The social contract for the development of sustainable human settlements • National human settlements youth brigade programme • One report on the support to the evaluation, review and improvement of policies and programmes through IGR and stakeholder forums Development of Green paper for the Department Ministerial Handover of Scottsdene Social Housing Project
7. Accreditation of Municipalities – Delivery Frameworks Accreditation of Municipalities • Total number of Municipalities accredited at level 1 = 9 • Total Number of Municipalities accredited at Level 2 = 19 • Total number of Municipalities accredited = 28 • Progress on assignment is at approximately = 75% • Assessment to evaluate the readiness of Metro for assignment function was undertaken
8. Job Creation The delivery of 16,284 serviced cites and 26,366 completed units during the fourth quarter of the 2014/15 financial created 14,097 employment opportunities.
9. Challenges • Various challenges were encountered to obtain the provincial Business Plans 2015/16 by 7 February 2015. The late adjustment of the provincial allocations and a discrepancy in allocations issues by National and that of the Provincial Treasury’s resulted in the late approval of provincial plans. • Provincial Business Plans not addressing the MTSF targets due to the unsigned Delivery Agreements and finalization of provincial MTSF targets. • The commencement of work on the Red Book was delayed due to changes to the SLA. • Delay in phasing out of the Debtors System. • Reluctance by financial institutions to fully comply with the HLAMDA Act.
Challenges • Slow progress in the implementation of FLISP by Provinces • High level of indebtedness and poor credit record of potential FLISP applicants • Coordinating NUSP in new Mining Towns • Managing NUSP activities in all relevant municipalities • Data Management: Shortage of in-house data storage space for NDHS Data warehouse and related data on current servers and repeated hardware failure – reaching crisis point
Challenges • Current capacity not sufficient to monitor 100 % of running projects financed through the HSDG and the USDG • Inadequate capacity • Limited financial resources • Prolonged procurement processes • Delayed or postponement of projects and consultations or meetings by stakeholders including other government departments • None adherence to performance monitoring and reporting requirements including due dates for submission of performance information
10. Recommendations/Solutions • Address issues of lack of adequate capacity and financial resources taking into consideration latest developments as noted in the Turn -Around Strategy and department’s new mandate. • Address issues of delayed procurement processes and challenges relating inter -governmental collaborations as they impact negatively on policy development processes and service delivery. • One on One session where held with each Province to ensure that Business Plans where reworked to be in line with MTSF and to ensure that the corrected versions where submitted by 24 April 2015. • The commencement of work on the Red Book was delayed due to changes to the SLA but the SLA was finalised and signed during February 2015 and work has started.
MTEF Allocation Grants and transfers to entities constitute 97% of the total allocation.
Adjustment Estimate • Funds shifted between votes following a transfer of a function – R1.1 billion • The Sanitation Function was shifted to the Department of Water and Sanitation
Adjustment Estimate • Virements included in the adjustment estimate: • Housing Development Agency – R20 million was reallocated from the National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP) to HDA to assist with the rollout of NUSP in mining towns. The funds remain earmarked as per Appropriation Act. • Scholarship programme – R4.5 million from savings on compensation of employees used to fund shortages in the Scholarship programme. • Public Services Sector Education & Training Authority (PSETA) – R1.1 million funding for the transfer of skills levies contribution to Public Service SETA was reallocated from the training budget. • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) -R4 million was transferred to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for Review of Guidelines for Human Settlement Planning and Design (Red Book). • National Home Builders Registration Council – R4 million was allocated for the outstanding stipends payable on youth build hosted by the Department; Eastern Cape Province and the NHBRC.
Reasons for underspending • Department of Public Works under billed the Department on one of its office buildings; and delay in receiving invoices for leased office accommodation. • Underspending on the National Upgrading Support Programme is as a result of the following: • Delays in the signing of several SLA’s . • Delays in the completion of some projects due to the fact that some municipalities have delayed projects. • Delay in the finalisation of the development of the Capacity Building Programme Content due to the pilot being extended by Ekurhuleni by 2 months.
Human Settlements Development Grant Expenditure Performance as at 31 March 2015