Joint Coordinating Committee on State Land Release
The delivery of land is a slow and protected process. However, the HDA is aided by an internally developed and increasingly effective GIS systems and the Agency is able to identify suitable publicly-owned land in a relatively short space of time. Moving from identification to acquisition and then release into the human settlements sector is a slower process. The HDA is hopeful that this will be speeded up during the course of 2011 through the recently approved Enhanced Framework for the Release of State Land for Human Settlement. The HDA has been instrumental in setting up a Joint Coordinating Committee on State Land Release which coordinates the release efforts of the Departments of Human Settlements, Public Works, Public Enterprise and Rural Development and Land Reform. Under the guidance of this new framework and the joint committee, the Agency hopes to see the more rapid release of land already requested from the relevant national departments.