Lindiwe Sisulu, the housing minister, has described as shocking the persisting capacity problems the municipalities are facing in housing delivery. She has called on municipalities, provinces and national government to prioritise land for housing development before selling it.
Sisulu says municipalities are struggling to provide shelter to the homeless. The reason for calling the meeting urgently was prompted by a presentation from a SALGA representative.
"It showed us that averagely per municipality, there are only two people dealing with housing. And that is the level at which we have been dealing with housing development."