Department of Human Settlements Deputy Director-General Neville Chainee says government has an aggressive management process in place to address South Africa's title deeds backlog.
Together with the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), the Deparment of Human Settlements plans to deliver 271 048 title deeds to beneficiaries of government’s low-cost housing programme by March 2017.
It is something that should not have happened— Neville Chainee, Department of Human Settlements Deputy Director-General
Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo on 702, Chainee says that there have been several challenges experienced by the department which have led to the 818 000 title deeds backlog.
Chainee is confident that the backlog will be eradicated within three years.
It is a little more ambitious than the houses backlog— Neville Chainee, Department of Human Settlements Deputy Director-General
Addressing concerns of people who have been allocated houses, but are without a title deed, Chainee says that people who fall into this category have a security of tenure and are registered on the Department of Human Settlement's subsidised housing system.
Listen to the conversation below: