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Housing Act, 1997 (Act No. 107 of 1997)



Notice No. 1661

19 December 1997


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 27 November 1997.)


It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:-


To provide for the facilitation of a sustainable housing development process; for this purpose to lay down general principles applicable to housing development in all spheres of government, to define the functions of national, provincial and local governments in respect of housing development and to provide for the establishment of a South African Housing Development Board, the continued existence of provincial boards under the name of provincial housing development boards and the financing of national housing programmes; to repeal certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.