08:45 – 09:00     Opening and welcome


09:00 – 10:30     Briefing by the National Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, the                    Bitou                                      Municipality and the Department of Human Settlements on the:


The emergency housing building materials provided to the Bitou Municipality;

Developments that led to the abandonment of the materials;

The outcome of the discussion held by the three spheres of government on funding for the acquisition of  emergency  housing building materials intended to create temporary relocation for 71 households; and

The proposed way forward.

10:30 – 12:30     Briefing by the Knysna Municipality and the Department of Human Settlements on the:


  • Manner in which alternate building measures up with conventional building methods in terms of:
  • Job creation;
  • Construction time; and
  • The differences between conventional and alternate building methods.
  • Challenges associated with transitioning from traditional building methods to alternate building methods; and
  • The life span of the alternate building methods as opposed to traditional building methods.


13:45 – 14:15   Guided tour of the Deeds Office facilities accompanied by the Department of Human                                Settlements and the Deeds Office personal


15:00 – 15:30     Guided tour of the White Location Emergency and UISP Housing project in Knysna


15:30 – 20: 30    Departure from the Deeds Office to the Legislature Building


Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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Type of event: 
​Oversight Visit
09:00 - 15:30
Event Time Confirmation: 
To Be Confirmed
Event Venue: 
Virtual Meeting via MS Teams/Plettenberg Bay Council Chambers