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South Africa
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Housing Act, No. 107 of 1997

Long title


To provide for the facilitation of a sustainable housing development process; for this purpose to lay down general principles applicable to housing development in all spheres of government, to define the functions of national, provincial and local governments in respect of housing development and to provide for the establishment of a South African Housing Development Board, the continued existence of provincial boards under the name of provincial housing development boards and the financing of national housing programmes; to repeal certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF ACT

INTRODUCTION
1. Definitions

PART 1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
2. General principles applicable to housing development

PART 2. NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
3. Functions of national government
4. National Housing Code
5. Establishment of panel [...Title amended by  Act 2001_004_005_20020201 - was entitled “South African Housing Development Board”]
6. National housing data bank and information system

PART 3. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
7. Functions of provincial governments
8. ... [...repealed by Act 2001_004_006_20020201 – was entitled “Provincial housing development boards”]

PART 4. LOCAL GOVERNMENT
9. Functions of municipalities
10. Administration of national housing programmes by municipalities
10A. Restriction on voluntary sale of state-subsidised housing [...inserted by Act 2001_004_007_20020201]
10B. Restriction on involuntary sale of state-subsidised housing [...inserted by Act 2001_004_007_20020201]

PART 5. FINANCING OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
11. South African Housing Fund
12. Allocation of money in Fund to provincial governments

PART 6. TERMINATION OF HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS
13. Abolition of National Housing Board
14. Arrangements regarding assets and liabilities of National Housing Board
15. Transfer of certain property from provincial housing development boards to municipalities
16. Transfer of money in certain funds to municipal operating accounts
17. Termination of Discount Benefit Scheme

PART 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
18. Delegation
19. Annual report
20. Repeal of laws
21. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. REPEAL OF LAWS BY SECTION 20 [s20]
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