Housing Department confirms no additional funds will be allocated to KZN floods
11 May 2022
Officials from the Department of Human Settlements have confirmed to the Portfolio Committee in Parliament that no funds, other than existing annual grants, will be allocated to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) for housing related flood relief.
This follows in excess of 14 000 homes having been damaged and destroyed in the Province during the floods that occurred in early April.
Officials also confirmed that the National Department is unable to provide KZN with additional relief funds from unspent Entity budgets, as previously indicated by the Minister. This is because the Department must first await its audited financial statements of the previous financial year which will only be available in September.