The Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Dr Chana Pilane-Majake, will lead a multi-stakeholder session tomorrow, 30 April 2024, focussing on the work of the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS).

Since its launch in 2016, the GEHS has played a pivotal role in providing public servants on salary levels 1 to 12 with a pathway to affordable housing. In line with Resolution 7 of 2015 by the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council, this initiative serves as a mechanism to facilitate housing access for those who face challenges in securing traditional financial assistance.

Through strategic collaborations with financial institutions, the GEHS leverages housing allowances to empower public servants, enabling them to become first-time homeowners. By fulfilling the constitutional right to housing, the government demonstrates its commitment as a caring employer.

As of the end of March 2024, 612 900 public servants are enrolled to leverage the R1 691.38 housing allowance through the GEHS. Currently, 800 872 employees receive the housing allowance as homeowners, while a further 174 768 benefit from the allowance as tenants.

Joining Deputy Minister Dr Pilane-Majake on the panel will be distinguished representatives from the National Housing Regulatory Authority and the National Housing Finance Corporation. Together, they will engage in insightful discussions, sharing strides made in providing safe and affordable housing to citizens over the past three decades of freedom.

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