Madonsela launches housing enquiry
The public protector hopes to find answers to the sad state of RDP housing nationally.
PRETORIA - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has launched a national investigation into RDP houses, which will include public hearings.
Madonsela was speaking at the opening of a meeting between government and housing industry representatives in Pretoria on Thursday.
Her office will also probe the practice of illegally converting panel vans to be used as taxis.
She said public hearings in every province will allow citizens affected by housing problems to share their experience and explain how they were failed.
Her office will identify systemic problems and make recommendations on how to fix them.
Poor build quality, questionable procurement practice, long waiting periods for homes and maladministration top the list of complaints her office has received.
Madonsela said talks with industry and government parties, as well as public hearings, will take place in the next two months.