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Housing Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act No. 23 of 2008)

1. Definitions


In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise-



means to acquire in any manner, including by way of expropriation;



means the Housing Development Agency, established by section 3;



means the Governing Board contemplated in section 9;


"chief executive officer"

means the chief executive officer appointed in terms of section 17;


"chief financial officer"

means the chief financial officer appointed in terms of section 17;


"communal land"

means communal land as defined in section 1 of the Communal Land Rights Act, 2004 (Act No. 11 of 2004);



means improving or undertaking the development of land acquired by the Agency or the Agency giving subcontracts to developers to improve or to undertake the development of the acquired land by erecting buildings or structures for the purposes of housing delivery;



means the Director-General in the national department responsible for housing;



includes a right in land;


"landed property"

means land with improvements including buildings, structures and services;



means the mandate of the Agency contemplated in section 3(4)(h) of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act No. 107 of 1997), and provided for in section 8 of this Act;



means the Minister responsible for housing;



means a municipality as contemplated in section 2 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000);


"organ of state"

means an organ of slate contemplated in section 239 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. 1996;



means to prescribe by regulation made under this Act;


"priority housing development areas"

means land identified by the Agency for housing purposes where buildings or structures will be built for the purpose of housing delivery;



means a provincial government acting through the Member of the Executive Committee responsible for housing;


"Public Finance Management Act"

means the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999);


"relevant authority"

means provincial and local government including traditional authorities;


"this Act"

includes regulations made under this Act.